politics: effect of blogs seen as slight


Bloggers are the self-assured know-it-alls of the political media. Shrugging off impartiality and other journalistic creeds in favor of partisan swagger, D.C.-centric Web loggers wield their various points of view with a degree of confidence known only to true believers.

But ask these same bloggers, about 20 of whom will be writing Web journals out of the Republican National Convention in Manhattan next week, if they have a big influence on the political process, and you’ll get a surprising answer: No, not really.

so, now that we know they might have an insignificant impact, do we really still want to know who they are? why, yes! of course we do! from the wall street journal online – meet the bloggers, part II (the RNC)