Bloggers as ‘Pretend Journalists’

The verdict is in: Republicans and Democrats are giving bloggers press access to their national conventions this year.

Of course not everyone is happy: “They’re certainly not committed to being objective. They thrive on rumor and innuendo,” says Tom McPhail, journalism professor at the University of Missouri. Bloggers ”should be put in a different category, like ‘pretend’ journalists.”

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