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Blogging For Nothing: Matthews Rejects Blogs as Sources

Chris Matthews has limits! When he's not saying things like MSNBC "is the network of the 21st century," he's upholding archaic journalism standards.

Last night on Hardball, he cut off a reporter from the NY Daily News when she introduced blogs as the source of rumors — and, yes, she clearly presented them as rumors — about Caroline Kennedy. He said, "Let's stick to journalism. I don't do that here. If it's just blogging, let's drop it."

Bringing us to the — when did blogs become big, 2002? — 7-year-old question: Do blogs have any place in news? I thought it was answered with a "yes if used properly" at least five years ago. Apparently not!

Should Chris Matthews get with the times, or should more journalists follow his (albeit one-time) return to old-school journalism?

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