Well isn't this an interesting position to take considering what the media did to Sarah Palin, Michelle Malkin, Joe the Plumber, Tea Party and even now, what they are doing to Andrew Breitbart.
They are right on one count-those who continually report false information, without credible sources, perpetuating rumor and innuendo should be persecuted in the court of public opinion.
It is ridiculous to insinuate that it is more egregious an offense to rip someone to shreds if you are anonymous. These "reporters" have been the worst purveyors of lies and smears over the last several years and never more so than during the last Presidential election cycle.
Once again, it is important to note, Shirley Sherrod was not a victim of Andrew Breitbart. Shirley Sherrod was a victim of the Obama administration and their willingness to throw people under the bus at the tip of a hat. This idea that we need "gatekeepers" controlling bloggers is ludicrous. My answer to that is who is the gatekeeper for "journalists"? In all this era of smears passed off as the Nightly News with Katie Couric and trash they continually pedal, I would suggest to these fools they might want to reconsider all this talk about "gatekeepers" and legal action.