I quick glance around the internet news sites and the blogosphere at 6:10pm last night demonstrated why "thousands of guys in their pajamas" have made Fishwrappers irrelevant.
Sites were updated instantly with the breaking news that John Roberts was the nominee for the Supreme Court. Minutes later you could find a plethora of information about the man, analysis of how his nomination could affect the makeup of the court, and either thankful or angry ranting depending on which sites you visited.
There is nothing I can read in today's Oregonian that is not already out there. And readers of blogs don't have to worry about their "letters to the editor" not being printed, anyone is free to comment on most sites. (BlueOregon does not apply, they have banned certain visitors from commenting, but hey, that's the left for you)
Sure, I'll read my Fishwrapper today so I can see their spin on the issue, but that's the point. Many people look down on the websites because of their "partisanship" or "sloppy" reporting but if you look at the Fishwrappers "corrections" page it is full of misprints, misinformation and errors everyday. They always will put their pro-tax, pro-abortion, pro-government spin on every news story whether it's on the front page or the editorial page. It's no different than what some "guy in his pajamas" might do.