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Fourth and fifth estates

James spotted this interesting article from the Observer on the LA Times Wikitorial incident: Internet’s new wave proves hard to catch. I liked this observation about mainstream media’s relationship with bloggers:

The fourth estate likes to think of itself as maverick. It is the gadfly that exists to prick the vanities of power. This mythology of journalism does not have room for a fifth estate that is more maverick and exists to prick the vanities of the media.