Campaign '04: A Blogger's Creed

A member of the blogging class tells why they deserve your thanks

"Bloggers have no checks and balances. [It's] a guy sitting in his living room in his pajamas."

--JONATHAN KLEIN, former senior executive of 60 Minutes, on Fox News

WELL, LAST WEEK, THE INSURRECTIONARY PAJAMA people--dubbed "pajamahadeen" by some Web nuts--successfully scaled one more citadel of the mainstream media, CBS News. One of the biggest, baddest media stars, Dan Rather, is now clinging, white-knuckled, to his job. Not bad for a bunch of slackers in their nightclothes.

You have to ask: Is this a media revolution? In some respects, sure. The Web has done one revolutionary thing to journalism: it has made...

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