We may owe “self-important” bloggers a debt of gratitute

Washington Post | Los Angeles Times
“Rather than flog the bloggers for rushing to publish the raw exit poll data on their Web sites, we may owe them a debt of gratitude,” writes Richard Morin. “A few more presidential elections like this one and the public will learn to do the right thing and simply ignore news of early exit poll data. Then perhaps people will start ignoring the bloggers, who proved once more that their spectacular lack of judgment is matched only by their abundant arrogance.” (Related: Tim Rutten on bloggers, Noonan, Barone, and media’s postelection analysis.)

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