"Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel," goes the saying. Well, never pick a fight with someone who operates a popular blog either. New York Times reporter Katharine Seeyle writes that sources who feel slighted in news stories are using their Web sites to do more than simply point out errors or clarify a point.
"Subjects of newspaper articles and news broadcasts now fight back with the same methods reporters use to generate articles and broadcasts – taping interviews, gathering e-mail exchanges, taking notes on phone conversations – and publish them on their own Web sites. This new weapon in the media wars is shifting the center of gravity in the way that news is gathered and presented, and it carries implications for the future of journalism."