The Mercury News

Net plays big role in war news, commentary

Americans are turning to the Internet in record numbers for news and opinion, underscoring in new ways the Web’s powerful, global reach as the United States prepares for war. By the millions, they are going online to get up-to-the minute news, read reports in the foreign and alternative press, and check out so-called “warblogs,” electronic diaries pushing myriad views on the conflict with Iraq, reports Mary Anne Ostrom for The Mercury News