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0 comments | Monday, June 19, 2006

I really didn't like this article by Alexander Cockburn. Of course the blogosphere has its faults, but to dismiss it as virtually meaningless goes to far. As for his claims about the Plame leak, I don't know that they're wrong, but it would seem intelligence professional Larry Johnson doesn't agree. After reading this piece I've lost a lot of respect for Alexander Cockburn, he comes off as an angry journalist 'mad as hell and he's not going to take it anymore' from a blogosphere that's treading onto his terrain. Even if blogs only contribute intangibles to the public discourse, I think they are worthwhile simply as a tool for energizing people, and creating a fuss when the MSM glosses over a critical event that they aim to black out.

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