The public is now assaulted by news and pretend-news from many directions, thanks to the now infamous "information superhighway." But the ability to transmit words, we learned during the Citizens Band radio fad of the 70's, does not mean that any knowledge is being passed along. 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.
LINK:CBS News | Blogging As Typing, Not Journalism | November 8, 2004 15:30:22
VIA: Boing Boing: ex- CBS newsman: bloggers replacing journos like "parasite replacing dog"