WaPo's hit piece on Bill Roggio's freelance reporting in the Anbar province of Iraq (especially offensive to Roggio's readers and sponsors) prompted this interesting analysis from (fellow-Brit) Francis Turner, blogging at The Shadow of the Olive Tree. He suggests that the WaPo is doing what any "large incumbent company does when it sees a threat on the radar screen from a start up" by deliberately spreading "fear uncertainty and doubt" about the competition: Spreading FUD
Spreading 'fear, uncertainty and doubt' about the blogosphere in general, of course, is one way the MSM seeks to retain control of the dialog.
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