December 26

Blogger victory

first_imgScore one for citizen journalism and a new era of political accountability. Want to be part of the revolution here in Los Angeles? Join valleynews.com and share your opinions. THE revolution in modern media is beginning to rock the way politics is done in this country. In an attempt to rein in pork-barrel spending, a bipartisan coalition in Congress proposed creating a public database of who gets the pork and how much – thereby exposing the system to the light of day. But the bill had been put on “hold” by a single senator, and anonymously at that – until the blogosphere rose up in protest. Last week, a coalition of left- and right-wing bloggers encouraged readers to call their senators to find out who was responsible for the hold. Ultimately the effort exposed Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska – he of “bridge to nowhere” fame – as the culprit. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more