I couldn't agree more. This smells of "keep the little guys in line". We keep hearing the garbage about blogs not being trustable and that the mainstream 'journalists' are trustworthy and verified. Bovine droppings on that.
If it were not for bloggers, most people would never have known that the 'host' of the recent Vice PResidential debate had a HUGE stake in the outcome. The host had a book out where if a certain candidate won, she would make a lot of sales. That was NOT disclosed to the public until the BLOGGERS raised a holy stink. Even at that, there was no general announcement and millions of people watched that debate not realizing that the moderator had a horse in the race.
The lamestream media is scared to death of the bloggers. They newspapers are folding and viewership of the traditional media is dropping.
Be Afraid, Be very afraid.