Instantman provides another excellent link. This article highlights one the reasons I've switched most of my news input to the blogosphere - the linkage to original sources. When someone like Instantman says the UN is engaging in child prostitution, he links to an article with that claim. The libertarians and conservatives who write blogs believe in what they say, so they have little concern about linking to sources or contradictory opinions. And once one becomes accustomed to source linkage, it is a body blow to credibility if there is no such linkage. But it is the socialists / leftists who dare not allow alternative voices to speak which puts them at a severe disadvantage on the web.