Saturday, October 08, 2005

Missouri News: Politicians take note of bloggers

Blogs exerting force in regional politics

The state auditor's personal Wal-Mart investments. The governor's eating habits. The credentials of political hopefuls. Missouri bloggers are increasing in number and getting bolder in their commentaries. Jo Mannies of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch examines the bloggers' growing presence.

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Rose said...

At first read I felt great...then I started thinking can something like political blogs hurt us in anyway...what if they try to determine people poitical views on a certain subject and it backfires? Just a thought....

Deb S. said...

Rose, there are so many political blogs out there that it is very possible that bloggers could tip the scales on a certain issue. But remember this: Historically, mainstream journalism also has been very influential in some of its coverage. As I see it, the only difference is that technology has upped the ante. If you read Mannies' article, many politicians in the region say they definitely keep their eyes on blogs.

momekh said...

a bit out of topic.
But I read your comment on my blog(s).
I was hoping if you could spread the word, maybe by including a link on your sidebar maybe? I can arrange for a good icon for you to display if you want...
in an attempt to 'not' spam, i wudnt write any addresses here :)
but i do want u to pray, if thats not too much to ask for :)
thank you again