I can't read all the postings about Rathergate. I can deal with the fact that right wing bloggers nailed a left wing big media guy in the middle of a presidential election. I think Rather should have stepped down about 20 years ago. I've never watched him and wouldn't watch him. He's terrible.
But what I can't deal with is all the celebration around this david beating goliath. The blog world is full of so much crap that it makes mainstream media look clean by comparison. So anyone who thinks this is "vindication" for the bloggers is wrong.
I've wanted to post these feelings for days, but couldn't come up with a way to do it. The Tom Watson wrote this post and when I read it, I finally felt like posting my own thoughts on the subject.