Sunday, February 20, 2005

I Was Wrong!

The other day I mentioned that no television station had done a story on blogs yet. Surfing for something else, I found this uncredited story, dated February 16, on WMC. I'll save you the click by reprinting it in its entirety:
A powerful and growing force is changing the face of American politics. And those with blog power are flexing their muscles. Internet bloggers fueled the fire in 2002 when Senator Trent Lott praised Strom Thurmond and Thurmond's segregationist past. The scandal cost Lott his position as Majority Leader. More recently bloggers contributed to the downfall of James Guckert, also known as Jeff Gannon. Guckert came under blogger scrutiny when he asked President Bush a question that belittled Senate Democrats. White House press secretary Scott McClellan said Guckert didn't have a regular White House press pass, but was cleared on a day-by-day basis. Guckert has since quit.
So, technically, I guess WMC can say they have reported on blogs, but the folks at WMC really should know better.

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