Interesting recent gabfest
at the Brookings Institution about blogging, its relationship with the traditional media and what the future may hold. Put aside the generally conservative voices here (we are, after all, at the Brookings Institution) and discover a fairly thorough investigation about the fear that currently rests in the so-called "old media" towards the blogosphere as well as the idea that blogging can increase mainstream accountability and verification of facts.
Partisan blogging hacks may frequently receive media attention but I believe these people represent only a small fraction of the blogging community. Besides, bloggers are now mushrooming around the world, and thankfully care little about Republicans increasingly intimate line-dancing with the Christian Right.