Bloggers As Troublemakers?
by 2008 Central, Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 04:16:31 PM EDT
Any other bloggers out there get the feeling that once a politician, campaign, journalist, or others find out that you're a blogger, they have a tendency to treat you as though you are a pariah and/or assume that you're troublemaker? Throughout this campaign cycle, I have had a few experiences that support this feeling and another one took place earlier today.
On the one hand, I understand why people are wary of bloggers and why the word elicits negative connotations. Unfortunately, the blogosphere can be a forum for absurd rumors and hateful vitriol. On the other hand, the blogosphere is a necessary and extremely beneficial component of our political discourse.
I haven't really seen much discussion about this issue in particular, so if you have any thoughts or similar experiences, please share.