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August 06, 2006

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Dan Goodman

From what I've seen, bloggers are indeed doing work news-media pros ought to be doing. Figuring out that certain documents were forged, for example. Determining that a picture of peaceful downtown Baghdad on a political news site was actually taken from a particular Istanbul suburb. (If any professional reporters had looked at the site, they missed such subtle clues as the signs being in Turkish.)

Not as clear-cut: the professional news media saying that Joe Leiberman's problems in his primary campaign are because of his pro-war stance.

Which is not to say that the political bloggers get everything right. But when amateurs -- many of them more biased than the professionals -- outperform the pros, I would say there's something wrong with the job the pros are doing.

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