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It’s not blogging the event live, but the Wall St Journal is providing bloggers with coverage of its D: All Things Digital conference in Carlsbad, Calif.
Ana Marie Cox of Wonkette said that political blogs, which have served as MSM watchdogs are now looking more mainstream themselves. “They’re cliqueish, they’re arrogant, they get things wrong.”
She compared blogging to the self-renewing tumult of punk rock: People at the top will get commercialized, but “there’s always someone in the garage.”
Dan Gillmor ascribed some of the discomfort among journalists to the fact that “we are being watched like hawks,” but had faith that journalism will be the better for it, noting that “people who think I’m wrong tend to be the ones I learn from, not people who think I’m right.”