You know if they’re crying, a nerve is being hit:
Blah, blah, Blogs: Probably the most hyped online development in 2003 (along with growth in site registration), but will these self-important online journals actually change the way newspapers do journalism on the Web?Self-important? Well, only when I’m driving.
If the “professionals” and the “experts” felt no threat from us "self-important" amateurs, they’d feel no need to pass their snide, condescending blurbs on to the non-blogging masses.
Bloggers are important, as are the non-bloggers and the non-computerized majority. Remember the line from that obscure document, "We, the People?" From Editor and Publisher's little blurb, however, the elite attitude oozes.
"Professional"/"Expert" Whine: What competence could a writer have when he/she has never been to
indoctrination camp J-school? They need to shut up and return to getting their opinions handed to them like good little sheep citizens.
Keep crying and we’ll keep laughing. And blogging.
(Thanks to Instapundit)