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August 25, 2004
Hewitt: Why The Blogosphere Will Eat The Media's Lunch

Hugh Hewitt has his new column up at WorldNetDaily, and it's a must read for fans of the blogosphere and for members (and customers) of traditional media:

I have been both a lawyer and law professor for two decades and a TV-radio-print journalist for 15 years of those 20. It takes a great deal more intelligence and discipline to be the former than to be the latter, which is why the former usually pays a lot more than the latter. It is no surprise to me, then, when lawyers and law professors like those at Powerline and Instapundit prove to be far more adept at exposing the "Christmas in Cambodia" lie and other Kerry absurdities than old-school journalists.

The big advantage is in research skills, of course, and in an eye for inconsistencies which make or break cases and arguments. Lawyers turned amateur journalists are going to be much better at it than time-serving scribblers, and even non-lawyer bloggers with superior research skills think Captain Ed, Tom McGuire and Polipundit are going to run rings around "pros" who aren't in a hurry to bring down their favored candidate.

Hugh fleshes out some thoughts he wrote earlier in his blog, and as always, it's terrific. Make sure you read this today, and send a link to someone you know who thinks they're well-informed because they read a newspaper or watch the TV news.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at August 25, 2004 6:37 AM

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