Upshot: A blogger has been credentialled to attend the daily briefings in the White House press room. Hurray for progress!
My Take: CNN’s article screwed up the link to the bloggers’ site. The link to http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowldc was correctly written in HTML, but their style pages assume that ANY link must be a link to something on CNN.com. The result was “http://www.cnn.com/http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowldc/” In short, CNN is epitomizing mainstream media’s take on the blogosphere by screwing up their reporting of it.
See, the way it’s SUPPOSED to work is that you link to sources so that interested readers can go learn more than just what you’re reporting. Mainstream Media doesn’t like to do that, and when CNN tried to do it, their own page templates screwed it up INSTITUTIONALLY.
Hurray for progress indeed. 🙂