Paul Reynolds of the BBC responds: that is not the question. Whether blogs are trustworthy is not the point, he concludes in his piece, because blogs are not serving the same purpose as the media. They are often trying to make the reader consider alternate points of view. Reynolds writes:
Sometimes they come up with new facts and give you a lead on stories. ... Quite often, however, they just offer you a perspective you might not have thought about. You can use them to test your own judgment.