CBS’s misdirected anger

It appears that in a weak effort to recapture their credibility, CBS news has decided to attack, of all things, the blogosphere.

“One of the verdicts rendered by election night 2004 is that, given their lack of expertise, standards and, yes, humility, the chances of the bloggers replacing mainstream journalism are about as good as the parasite replacing the dog it fastens on. “

The big error Eric Engberg makes in this piece is the false assumption, shared by others in the MSM (main stream media), that bloggers somehow intend to replace them. This could not be further from the truth, as a matter of fact without the MSM their would be little for “news/politcs bloggers” to do. Regardless, Engberg and CBS have set their sites on bloggers as the enemy and in the process proven once again that they are clueless. If CBS intends to regain their credibility the first thing they should do is grow some balls and stop being intimidated by the right wing attack machine into shelving real stories – which end up being publicized by none other than, you guessed it…bloggers.

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