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Mainstream Leaders: Blogs Are Valuable News Sources

Posted By Washingtons Blog On February 2, 2013 @ 1:30 am In Weblogs | Comments Disabled


The President of the United States, Head of the Federal Reserve and Others Say Blogs Are Good Sources of News

President Obama [2] said:

Blogs are best at debunking myths that can slip through a lot of the traditional media outlets.

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke [3] noted (according to Matt O’Brien, business and economics editor at the Atlantic):

I read blogs. Blogs have become pretty important source of intellectual exchange.

David Steele [4] – former 20-year Marine Corps infantry and intelligence officer, the second-ranking civilian in U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence, and former CIA clandestine services case officer – says  that blogging is crucial for saving our country.

Many of the top economists and financial experts [5] have their own blogs.

The same is true in every other field: politics [6], law [7], science [8], history [9], international relations [10], etc.

So next time someone tells you that blogs aren’t credible, tell ‘em that mainstream leaders disagree …


Postscript: Because mainstream media and even social media tend to censor [11], many people are turning to blogs for unfiltered news and opinions from top experts.

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[1] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/blog-keyboard.jpg

[2] President Obama: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2009/07/%E2%80%9Cblogs-are-best-at-debunking-myths-that-can-slip-through-a-lot-of-the-traditional-media-outlets.html

[3] Ben Bernanke: https://twitter.com/ObsoleteDogma/status/290944370021122048

[4] David Steele: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2010/03/blogs-crucial-or-a-waste-of-time.html

[5] top economists and financial experts: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2009/09/are-financial-blogs-trustworthy.html

[6] politics: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/01/technorati.com/blogs/directory/politics/

[7] law: http://www.abajournal.com/blawg100

[8] science: http://technorati.com/blogs/directory/science/

[9] history: https://www.google.com/search?q=%22history+blogs%22&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

[10] international relations: https://www.google.com/search?q=%22foreign+affairs+blogs%22&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&sei=oW4IUc3SOobKiwLKioCoDQ&gbv=2

[11] tend to censor: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/12/biggest-social-news-sites-censor-alternative-media.html

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