Belmont Club writes about the rise of internet media (bloggers) over traditional big media gatekeepers:
So when the Swiftvets story shouldered its way into the public consciousness despite the best efforts of the "gatekeepers" to consign it to oblivion, it posed an existential challenge to the news foundries. For where one could come, more would follow. The Mainstream Media responded to accusations by Swiftvets that Kerry had misrepresented his combat record in Vietnam by creating their own alternative news object, whose methods were restricted to OutrageAgainstBush( )Â and SympathyForKerry( ), with read only properties Responsible and Respectable. They could no longer block the data, but they could still transform it.
Kind of a funny analogy. :-)