Is 2005 the “Year of the Blog Backlash”?
We’ve seen the typewriter hugging luddites of old media attack blogs in 2004, but will 2005 be the “Year of of Blog Backlash”? The Gothamist seems to think so, linking to an article by John Schwartz at the NY Times (registration required) that includes the lines
“But the blogosphere’s tendency toward crackpot theorizing and political smack down could not be suppressed for long.”
Then there is the anonymous peice in the Times Online
“pundits got it badly wrong this week in hyping the role of bloggers capturing the drama of the tsunami disaster as it happened”
The attack of the typewriter hugging luddite press hacks for 2005 has begun.