My Reason compatriot Jesse Walker alerts me to a dust up between new and old media in Tulsa that is quite revealing.

Seems a blogger, alt-media, and talk radio have given the Tulsa World some competition on the public soapbox and the paper does not like it one bit. The World has sent out bogus legal threats claiming that other entities cannot quote or link to any World content.

I predict we will see more and more of this type of gambit from media outlets suddenly confronted with a loss of their monopoly position, mid-sized markets especially so.