Legitimacy, complacency

- Look – like it or not, these bloggers have already gained a certain legitimacy.
– Yes, John. And therein lies our only hope. For with legitimacy, the bloggers will gain a seat at the table, and with that comes access, status, money, power, and… if we’ve learned anything about the mainstream media — that breeds complacency… or whatever.

John Stewart and Stephen Colbert, The Daily Show on the role of bloggers in today’s media, February 2005 | see the video | hat tip