Blogging w/out Attribution

Briefly, the tactics of the Pentagon encouraging milbloggers with "exclusive editorial content" (which I still don't receive) is now public in the corporate sphere. The New York Times has a story today about Wal-Mart's public relations agency, Edelman, providing press releases to favorite bloggers. Wal-Mart isn't well loved for its corporate social responsibility, something WM is countering. The core issue here is how bloggers are cutting and pasting press releases into their blogs without attribution. The response by some of the bloggers caught in the act is both sad and laughable. You should read the article... people are starting to realize the problems with lazy media, er, bloggers.