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Roger L. Simon: Internal Investigations - What Blogs Can and Can't Do So Far or "All the Gates Come Together"

I find this just a little bit humorous.

"The question is who can investigate organizations of such power and complexity as the United Nations and CBS (and now CNN) if not themselves. Years ago the mainstream media - particularly the New York Times and the Washington Post - performed this function to some extent. But these days they seem almost chary about doing any serious digging that might yield results in conflict with their core ideologies, only publishing about Oil-for-Food, for one example, long after it was "a story."

Hmm... could it be....?

"So finally there are us - the blogosphere."

I think some people are getting a big head. Many it seems are upset that their pet scandal that will finally tar and feather the scoundrels on the other side landed on page B12 instead of living for weeks on the front page.

The "problems" with the MSM will be repeated by bloggers if and when they ever become legitimate. In order to maintain readership you will have to pander to the sensibilities of your readers, you will have to keep from offending people and stick to the conventional wisdom of the day. To get access to people with information you will have to get close to them, work out deals and sometimes agree to preach their message in exchange for greater access. To have enough money to pay journalists and have a decent standard of living you'll have go to the sources of money in our society.

The gaps in your willingness to report the truth will grow, just as it has for the mainstream press.

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