Forbes on blogs: Lowlifes have a new tool

Forbes article on blogs: lowlifes have a powerful new tool
Stephen Baker

I'm reading all about the Valerie Plame case in the Saturday papers. It's a story full of nastiness and lies, and as far as I can see, all of this sleeziness occurred outside the world of blogs. It didn't have to be that way. As the Forbes cover story on blogs notes, those who want to launch secret attacks on people or companies can now do it from a blog. It's a powerful tool and can be used for dark designs. So instead of leaking rumors to the press, or going to all the trouble of setting up front groups to run attack ads on TV, those with a cause to undermine or an enemy to lay low can now blog.

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