“Woodstein” an early blogger…

Were Woodward and Bernstein the First Bloggers? – OK, no. But they did one very blog-like thing … By Mickey Kaus Kaus contends that “Woodstein” published information as they received it and were often in error–very like a blogger. He praises Ben Bradlee for allowing this. I would agree. But I am more interested in what the rough-and-tumble world of blogging says about the creation of social truth. Do thousands of bloggers find the Truth by sifting through data and hashing it out among ourselves? Or do we begin to create something like truth in a public environment of free exchange? I think blogging demonstrates there is a blurred line between the objective (or transcendent) and the socially constructed.