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An AP story, “Bloggers Go Mainstream to Fight Regulation” shows that the venerable news bureau is pretty clueless about blogging.
“WASHINGTON – Are bloggers going mainstream? Web log founders who built followings with anti-establishment postings are now lobbying the establishment to try to fend off government regulation. Some are even working with a political action committee, lawyers and public-relations consultants to do it.”
Doh! AP seems to still be assuming that blogs an underground phenomenon, not a valid medium. Even though there are now 53 million blogs, some with 80 million page views a month.
Wake up dead tree journalists: bloggers are kicking in your stall. And golly gee, we even use lawyers and political action committees to defend our freedom of speech.