January 26, 2005

Blogger gets attention from MSM on Hallums video

Jawa Report's head jawa, Rusty Shackleford, is getting some attention from the mainstream media behind the release of the Hallums video by terrorists in Iraq early yesterday.

In the past 24 hours I've gotten e-mails from producers at Fox News, CNN, NBC's Today Show, and several regional newspapers. Why me? Google.

Has Google become the foundation for MSM research? I certainly hope not.

That's how I do research.

So, tell me again why the MSM is superior to blogs?

Bloggers have become the vanguard of the new media. Many talk show hosts have embraced the format. Many newspeople publicly disdain the pajamahadeen (though, I suspect that they secretly read as many of our pages as they can get their grubby little paws on). The executives try to ignore us and hope we'll get tired and go away.

They do so at their peril.

Our presence continues to grow, and we become the "go-to" guys as time moves forward. Even though some of us might wear bathrobes and fuzzy slippers as we blog.

Posted by mhking at January 26, 2005 10:36 AM

Good job Rusty Shackleford, now go out and enjoy a beer with Hank!

Posted by: Steven J. Kelso Sr. at January 26, 2005 07:19 PM
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