Political blogs and resources

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MGP2006 alum offered blogger seat in Libby trial courtroom -- seeks advice; AP is carrying coverage

Connecticut-based blogger Aldon Hynes has been selected by the Media Bloggers Association to take a seat in the Libby trial courtroom and he's asking for advice on how to cover it. The Associated Press is carrying Libby trial blogger reports. READ MORE ---

Rhodes scholar blogger breaks story about NASA press aide's resume fabrication

Bloggers break news. An Oxford University blogger and Rhodes Scholar graduate biochemist apparently broke a story on Monday, Feb. 6, which resulted in the resignation of a Bush administration NASA press aide -- George Deutsch -- for apparently fabricating a resume item about graduating from Texas A&M University.

Washington Post takes blog comments off-line over post about Abramoff

The Washington Post disabled comments on one of its blogs Thursday after the newspaper's ombudsman raised the ire of readers by writing that lobbyist Jack Abramoff gave money to the Democrats as well as to Republicans. NYT: This is the second time in recent months a major newspaper has limited its reader feedback online. An experiment in allowing the public to edit editorials in The Los Angeles Times lasted just two days in June before it was shut because pornographic material was being posted on the site.

BBC profiles Norwegian political "vlogger" as part of ongoing series

The BBC's website carries a profile of Bergen, Norway, "vlogger" Raymond Kristiansen, who uses a consumer-sized video camera during lunch hours to capture political scenes to the consternation of party leaders. Kristiansen's view of the effect of vlogging on politics is discussed. Included are links to five other "digital" citizens creating film, podcasts, blogs, music and written works in the blogosphere.

Eason Jordan vs. the Blogosphere

Bloggers are credited with bringing down another "liberal" mainstream news exec. for comments about journalists being killed by U.S. troops, writes Larrry Kudlow in the National Review Online. Easongate comes only a few months after Rathergate, notes Larry Kudlow of CNBC's "Kudlow & Cramer."
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