Monday, June 25, 2007

Bloggers: To ban or embrace?

Some candidates say yeah, other's nay in this report from Beltway Blogroll:

The presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., banned an Ohio blogger from covering an event he
had traveled all the way to New Hampshire to see...The encounter has revived the
question of whether bloggers should be treated as
citizens or
, or as citizen journalists, when attending
campaign events. It's an especially relevant question now in light of the
OffTheBus citizen reporting planned for the
presidential campaign -- an effort that already has prompted
criticisms about fairness.

The establishment is refusing to accept bloggers, because we are shining a light on their deeds, or misdeeds. Time to stand up for ourselves, as I point out in this week's Oped "The New Media United".

And NewsMax reports that Talk Radio hosts are being consulted on the Immigration Bill.