Andrew Sullivan has sobering and perhaps prophetic words about what is happening to public communication.
Citizen journalism is one thing. Citizen television is another. It brings the revolutionary potential of the blogosphere to the explosive power of the visual image. One day we will become accustomed to it, able to discount the inevitable distortions it will bring. But not yet — and one can safely predict that at some point in the wide-open race for the American presidency in 2008 at least one candidate will be destroyed by video-blogs and one may be handed a victory. Every gaffe will matter much more; and every triumph can echo for much longer.
With all of 18 months in the television industry, and only a little less as a blogger, I can sense the communication sea change only faintly. I can still hide back here on the farm when the tsunami rolls in.
For all of my friends who are involved in either TV or politics, this must be unnerving.