Whoa. This is hot off the presses! Chuck Olsen (Minnesota Stories) and Michael Brodkorb (Minnesota Democrats Exposed) appear on TPT’s Almanac for July 28 and discuss political blogging. It is a friendly gathering where all the typical blog questions are asked. (“How are you different from a reporter?” “Where are the checks and balances and filters?) The blog stories starts around the 12:20 mark. (via MNspeak)
This must be Minnesota blog week. Wednesday, the Star Tribune ran this story which began thusly:
Steve Eck bought a TV on his lunch hour. Allison Tripp-Russo is going to a karaoke bar. And Andrew Mogendorff’s son found a booger.
We know this because all three felt compelled to describe the events in their blogs. We gave these Minnesotans the Internet — the most powerful communication tool in the history of civilization — and this is what they’re using it for?
It’s entitled “Minnesota’s Blogosphere is Intensely Personal.” I’m really glad they did this as none of the Minnesota blogs that I read are intensely personal. Go figure. They didn’t mention either of the bloggers on Almanac.
And Strib, could you at least provide links to the blogs that you are discussing?