Monday, February 21, 2005

Oliver Willis on C-Span

Oliver Willis, the author of the weblog Oliver Willis - From Kryptonite to Stupid, appeared on C-Span this morning. Willis appeared alongside Patrick Ruffini. Willis works for, and is a member of the Indie 500 web ring.

The blogosphere has been under attack recently -- Critics argue that bloggers are unqualified and uncredentialed, with some of the callers to the show arguing that bloggers have no business covering the news.

The blogosphere is quick to point back at the mainstream media for their inability to properly cover the news -- It was the blogosphere that broke the recent Jeff Gannon story. The Gannongate story has been circulating in the blogosphere for two weeks now, and the mainstream media still appears hesitant to cover it. This is a huge story -- It isn't about Jeff Gannon. It is about a corrupt administration that is willing to subvert the democratic process and to manipulate facts and public opinion -- The media should be all over this, but outside of Keith Olbermann, the issue has not received the level of attention it deserves.

In any case, you can check out Oliver Willis' appearance on C-Span here. I recommend checking it out.