...Rothenberg is troubled, likening bloggers to the pamphleteers of the Revolutionary War period, without form or rules. "In time, they are going to start self-policing or they are going to be policed."
"Policed?" By whom? I am left with the impression that Mr. Rothenberg is quite comfortable with the idea of the government being empowered to regulate the free speech of bloggers -- the "pamphleteers of the Revolutionary War" being a quite apt description.
I am not sure how the Kos' of the world do things, but one of the chief selling points of the conservative blogosphere is its self-correcting nature. Conservatives seem quite happy to offer (and except) constructive criticism and corrections (realizing quite rightly that credibility above all is required for success.)
I will give Mr. Rothenberg the benefit of the doubt, but one wishes that he would have chosen his words more wisely -- King George, after all, was not exactly a big fan of Sam Adams.
Historical Note: Sam Adams, as was his wont, was not above embellishing from time to time, but over 200 years of liberty is a kind judge...