Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Now I'm in like Flint

Garrett Graff made media history Monday as the first blogger ever to gain admission to a White House press conference. Or at least as the first blogger who didn't have nude pictures of himself posted on male escort service websites to do so.

Now that the precedent has been set, I expect a piece of that sweet daily Washington press briefing action, too. Yes, I realize I'm pseudonymous, but that didn't stop the intrepid Jim Guckert ("Jeff Gannon"), and I have the added advantage of never having registered pornographic websites. Plus, my little spot of Internet bliss still exists, unlike some others I could mention.

On a serious note, this development is historically significant, as it shows just how much progress blogs have made on the road toward mainstream acceptance. A recent poll showed that only a quarter of Americans are at least "somewhat familiar" with blogs, but considering blogs didn't even exist a few short years ago, that's a remarkable accomplishment.


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