Thursday, January 27, 2005

Resistance is Futile: Slate vs. the Blog

Jack Shafer's rather condescending view of blogs and bloggers in Slate is fine as far as it goes, but Shafer misses the point. To be fair, the bloggers he quoted miss it as well. The real strength and future of blogs is not as usurpers of the traditional media outlets. Shafer correctly points out that bloggers don't have the resources to compete. The true mission of the blogger is the answer to the age-old question, "Who will watch the watchers?"

We will. Just ask Dan Rather.