Woodward and Bernstein, bloggers?

Would Woodward and Bernstein be bloggers today? Deep Throat's the better bet.

Jupiter Research's Michael Gartenberg (from Dave Winer) speculates that if Watergate were held today, Woodward and Bernstein would have been bloggers. I don't know about that. Mainstream pubs, from the New Yorker to Oregon's Willamette Week, still do good investigative work.

But a stronger case could be made that the next Deep Throats might be bloggers. And if this generation had a version of the Pentagon Papers , there's a good chance a modern-day Daniel Ellsberg, instead of leaking them to The New York Times , would simply blog them. The question is whether bloggers will benefit from the same Constitutional guarantees as the mainstream press when they spill the beans.

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