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Unformatted text preview: Sara Beg POS 2041 Since its inception, the Internet has quickly become a primary source of entertainment and information for many; in 2008, 74% of internet users went onlineto take part in, or get news and information about the 2008 campaign (Smith, 2009). In addition to online newspapers and magazines, however, many may turn to web logs or blogs for information. Bloggers do not have to be professional journalists or a professional at all; someone living off of unemployment can have and regularly update a blog if he can get access to the Internet and, thanks to Internet Cafs and public libraries, anyone now can. Because of this fact, some believe that political bloggers are wrecking American democracy, while some believe otherwise. It is a well-known fact that anyone who wants to can create a blog and post news or informationto share with others (Sidlow and Henschen, 2010). Supporters of political bloggers would find this an advantage to blogging because journalists who were embedded in various military units that entered Iraq in 2003 had to sign a contract with the Pentagon. There various military units that entered Iraq in 2003 had to sign a contract with the Pentagon....
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