"With a few exceptions, most of the credentialed bloggers came off like cyberhayseeds in the big city. Many dared for the painfully obvious as they updated their posts. Most of the blogging entries I have read ranged from the insufferably pedantic to the sublimely mediocre. There were exceptions, of course, but the see-me, hear-me tenor of their reporting was only exceeded by the vapidity of the banal commentaries peddled as analyses."
I strained to find a nugget of worthwhile information from a credentialed blogger. I gave up. Even Josh Marshall who is by far the best, and a real columnist and reporter was at a loss for something to say. The rest were pathetic. Jay Rosen who went out of his way to insult my politics and journalistic public education at pressthink in favor of the right wingnuts posting there, had litt;e of reporting value to contribute. Yes, it's tougher than class in the real world. Still, I give his essays high marks for phenomenon watch. And with links that don't dial up lunatics like many in the blogosphere use.