"There are about a thousand bloggers and blog readers here. But the place is also overrun by journalists," reported the team from ThinkProgress in Las Vegas this weekend.
Not just the American media, but also the foreign press, took note of the YearlyKOS convention, where not only journalists but presidential hopefuls paid attention to leading polibloggers. "We are liberal, moderate and conservative Democrats," said Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, aka Kos, of the Daily Kos blog, in his keynote address.
The Observer observed:
Thousands of bloggers gathered last week in the Riviera to exchange ideas, debate and plot their steady takeover of journalism and political debate from newspapers, magazines and television.Ann Coulter, sweet as she is, couldn't get laid in Vegas this weekend.
Anyone who thinks blogging is over-rated should have looked at the guest list of power players who followed the blogging herd to Las Vegas to woo and be wooed by these latest additions to the political scene. Reporters and columnists from all the main newspapers showed up, as did Democratic strategists. Even potential Democrat candidates for the 2008 presidential election pitched up to network and sell their political wares to the online community. Although the event was meant to appeal to all parties, its guest list was overwhelmingly liberal.