DATE: 2/14/2005 09:29:00 AM
The End? - TKS has a good review of what bloggers should do now that Eason Jordan has resigned. Personally, I would still like to see the tape, but it's obvious that is not going to happen anytime soon. Ultimately, I think Jordan was probably forced out of his position by those hwo know that CNN has already been hurt by Jordan's op-ed in the New York Times and by its slanted reporting during the election.
Personally, I think the media knows it has a problem with bias, but those who hold positions of power in the media are too arrogant to care. Just look at how the New York Times responds to the new media holding the old media accountable. They are afraid of the change that blogs bring, and annoyed at the ability of the new media to make things happen using the power of information momentum.
Now the responsibility of the new media is to use the power we have on stories of importance - we can't hold the MSM accountable just because we don't like them. There has to be a reason and a cause behind the actions we take. So far, we've been lucky in this way. The major 'blogswarms' have been over blatant actions by the media. In the future, things might not be so clear.
Jim Geraghty's advice is good - take deep breaths and relax.