To my utter astonishment, I just watched a ten-minute segment on Judy Woodruff's CNN lunchtime program about blogs. Well, not about blogs. Reading the news from the political blogs.
Two correspondents cited or read news from PowerLine and others on the right, and AmericaBlog, Atrios, Daily Kos and more on the left. They openly used the blogs to bring us up to speed on John Negroponte's nomination to the Intelligence chief position....pointing out which blogs were updating their headlines during the day on this issue.
They even reported right and left blogs "takes" on the Negroponte nomination......no one in the blogosphere thinks he's such a great candidate, but he's the one who took the job. CNN reported that as fact.
They went to explain that Hugh Hewitt, a right-leaning broadcaster and blogger, recently wrote a book based on the thesis that blogs have overtaken the main stream media (MSM) as a primary source of current info.
Here's the hysterical part....they shook their heads and shrugged their shoulders in bewildered disagreement with Hewitt's idea that they had been replaced. As they, CNN correspondents, read timely news from the blogs.
I don't agree with Mr. Hewitt much on his political views. But he got this one right and CNN proved it today. Political blogs have replaced the MSM as a primary source of political and current information.