Triumphalism or mere triumph?
: A few times today, I heard people say that blogs didn’t really triumph over Dan Rather and CBS and that other news organizations (notably, ABC News) were on the story just like blogs were, and that all this required was some couch reporting in Microsoft Word isn’t real reporting.
All that misses the point.
The point is that bloggers were heard. They (we) were heard right alongside Big Media. They (we) pushed Big Media hard. Attention was paid. Respect is due. The citizens spoke and the nation listened. That’s the point. Citizens’ media has arrived. And it’s not leaving.