If this NY Times column seems like a familiar read, it's because I recently linked to almost the same exact commentary from True News from ChangeNYC.org.
"What’s cheap is some self-absorbed nitwit sitting in front of a computer in his bathrobe, stealing the facts that some hard-working, low-paid newspaper drone just spent hours collecting." - Ellis Henican, writing about bloggers.
Just curious... What is it called when the opposite happens? Tapping a source?
Journalists and bloggers can have a symbiotic relationship. Time to quit yer bitchin' Ellis and get with the times. Maybe if journalists questioned those in power instead of kissing their asses, there wouldn't be a demand for information from other sources. It was done once upon a time, ya know!