Dave Winer on Scripting News wrote about his realization that weblogs weren’t inherently better than professional publications.

I’m not sure why this was a surprise to him. It isn’t to me. I like weblogs because of their immediacy and intimacy. I feel like I get more of the people behind the print with weblogs. I would never, however, blindly trust a weblog more than a professional publication. Frankly, I wouldn’t trust either of them without filtering the news myself and checking multiple sources.

The act of reading does not relieve us of the act of critically thinking about what we have read.

I see as much bias in a weblog as I see in other publications. I think the best thing about weblogs is that I can more easily identify an author’s particular leanings. Try comparing Talking Points Memo to The Daily Dish, to pick two random examples.