Bloggers in the Bullpen

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The revolution may not be televised, but the Convention will be blogged. Television coverage may have consigned political conventions to all the spontaneity of a foregone conclusion, but that’s the opening for the web writers.

Bloggers hope to blow the process wide open. They’re promising to lend fresh insight and unjaded perspective to all the ho-hum huzzahs. Their critics counter that while bloggers may entertain with their online uppercuts, a sharp jab isn’t journalism.

Real-time at the DNC. Three bloggers talk about their convention coverage and discuss the license and limits of unbridled opinion.


Amy Sullivan, blogger for the Washington Monthly and the Gadflyer

Matt Welch, blogger for Reason Online

Patrick Belton, blogger for Oxblog