May 16, 2006
Political blogs have influence - who knew?
I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time on this Chron story on the Netroots. I just have one question: Why wasn't anything written about the political blog scene in Texas? There's plenty of us out here, after all. Governing Magazine did a pretty good article on Texas blogs covering the Lege last year, so it's not like we're completely obscure. Dallas Blog recently provided a nice long (though not fully complete - the Texas 'sphere is big and growing) list of blogs of interest. So where's the local angle in the Chron story? Surely that would have been worth exploring here.
If you're reading this site, you already know all this. I just find the disconnect a little puzzling. Better luck next time, I guess.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 16, 2006 to Show Business for Ugly People
I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time on this Chron story on the Netroots. I just have one question: Why wasn't anything written about the political blog scene in Texas?
Because this story came from the vaunted D.C. bureau.
Instead of owning the local news space with a story on local political blogs and their impact, the Chron instead ran with a story from the D.C. bureau that could have been written two years ago. It's even more fun that the first paragraph extolling the power of the netroots actually focused on a candidate who was a monumental flop, in terms of electoral performance.
It's even stranger that Keir Murray is cited in the story, but his blog is not mentioned.
I'm not even sure Julie Mason knows I have a blog.
Felt like the "local color" thrown in at the end of a story that (Kevin's right) was almost entirely DC-focused.