Sunday, August 29, 2004

The Not-So-Swift Mainstream Media

Great article in this week's Weekly Standard about how the New Media (bloggers, cable news and others) has ripped apart the Old Media's stranglehold on what people see and hear and are now stomping on the bits. The final graph nails it:
John Hinderaker, one of the bloggers behind Powerline, summed up the mood of the blogosphere by comparing journalism with brain surgery: "A bunch of amateurs, no matter how smart and enthusiastic, could never outperform professional neurosurgeons, because they lack the specialized training and experience necessary for that field," he said. "But what qualifications, exactly, does it take to be a journalist? What can they do that we can't? Nothing."

Exactly. Read it all. Thanks to Instapundit.