Much as blogging has been hyped (mostly by bloggers) as changing the media landscape, the GOP results from Iowa and New Hampshire say otherwise. If a large percentage of American voters actually read--and are influenced by--blogs, then Fred Thompson should clearly be the Republican front-runner. But they don't, and he's not. Take a look at all the blogs listed in that link...this humble blog is in some pretty good company.
It's plainly evident that for the majority of Americans, the so-called "legacy media" is still their primary source of information and editorial commentary.