October 11, 2004

Mobs in Jammies Found this

Mobs in Jammies

Found this story on Yahoo just now, it talks about bloggers and their mob mentality.

Just a couple highlights:

The U.S. presidential campaign between George W. Bush and John Kerry has prompted a frenzy of gossip and conspiracy theories among Internet bloggers, hybrid online sites that blend news, gossip and opinion.

Experts say much of the gossip on the Internet is as loony as supermarket tabloid stories claiming Elvis Presley lives, but that it still has a role to play in the campaign

"Blogs probably pretty accurately reflect the level of polarization and paranoia and frustration among everyday Americans that the entire campaign reflects," said Vanity Fair media critic Michael Wolff, characterizing the new form of overtly-biased journalism as "the voice of the mob."

The MSM is still trying to discredit blogs, even though there are many blogs out there that have proven themselves to be more than just "online sites that blend news, gossip and opinion".

Posted by Quality Weenie at October 11, 2004 11:42 AM