Tuesday, July 05, 2005

The MSM on Blogs: From Sneers to Screams

(Hat tip: Instapundit.)

Ed Driscoll has put up a nice-reading essay on the history of Internet journalism and the mainstream media. No mention of Hugh Hewitt, but otherwise it's guaranteed to brighten your day if you want to feel good about being a blogger.

Interesting how far back the MSM attitude goes: from condescension (Matt Drudge being talked down to when introduced to the National Press Club in 1998) to panicked frenzy (Nick Coleman blasting Powerline in 2004).

From an itch to a threat in six years -- at least to those journalists who don't get blogging. That's actually pretty good for a technological innovation in news reporting.