Count Armando Salguero among those who thing bloggers are useless. Costas, might I remind you, once said bloggers sit in the mother's basement in their underwear and write in anonimity. (My mom doesn't have a basement - this is Florida after all! - and I being anonymous isn't my bag; I write this blog, answer emails, and I host a radio show where you can question me).
Anyway, Armando said "Occassionally my job is to play fireman, putting out fires started by rumor-mongers or amateur bloggers posing as reporters with sources that are neither accurate nor credible." (http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolphins_in_depth/2009/04/clearing-out-the-notebook-as-we-head-to-todays-interview-session-with-dolphins-general-manager-jeff-ireland--occassionally-m.html)
Let me be clear: I don't start rumors. I kid about things, and will point out or otherwise make it obvious if its not true. I may not be a paid journalist, but that doesn't make me any less credible.