Christine Winter, "Virtual and vital," Sun-Sentinel, November 30, 2003
I say "reluctant mainstreamer" because what I once loved about journalism went missing some time ago and seems to have resurfaced as the driving force of the blogosphere: a high-spirited, irreverent, swashbuckling, lances-to-the-ready assault on the status quo. While mainstream journalists are tucked inside their newsroom cubicles deciphering management's latest "tidy desk" memo, bloggers are building bonfires and handing out virtual leaflets along America's Information Highway.
Kathleen Parker, "Blogs breaking logjam of journalism," Orlando Sentinel, July 13, 2003
On Monday night at 10:48 P.M., Glenn Reynolds noted the poll on his blog, Instapundit. He linked to the CAIR site and noted that 513 votes had been collected and that the numbers were running against the Israeli PM94 percent of the respondents wanted him tried for war crimes.
And then the power of the blogosphere kicked in. By 6:50 A.M. on Tuesday, 11,951 votes had registered on CAIR's poll. And now 94 percent of the votes were against trying Sharon for war crimes.
Jonathan V. Last, "Polling for Islam," The Daily Standard, April 16, 2002
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