It's interesting that you observed that the "regular press" covered your comments more accurately than the bloggers. After all, one of the big selling points made all along by Dave Winer and others was that blogging is a way to get out from under the mostly dead weight of the commercial media.
But in the end, I don't think it's about one versus the other -- it's about having a choice, or even better, about the *reality* of different perspectives, whether it is the professionally framed version of broadcast, print or electronic media, or the unfiltered observer posting to her or his own web site. That puts more power in the hands of the reader, while adding to the value of the effort made by the reporter or observer.
That's a pretty good place to be going.
PS And speaking of places to be going, welcome to Portland (at last), and we hope you'll return again. Although I'd give some thought to locations other than the Marriott, which is a bit cramped in many of the meeting rooms. Our new convention center addition would be an excellent location for a future Open Source confab.