19 May 2007

blogs demand coverage of knoxville murders

we first read about this story from a 15 may 2007 post over on spelunking through the chaos. it's a pretty horrific story and to be honest we didnt think any more about it until today, when we noticed a post over on rogers cadenhead's drudge retort blog.


In a powerful demonstration of the way the Internet has opened up the mainstream media to intensive second-guessing, a group of primarily right-wing blogs are charging that news outlets have ignored the rape and murder of a young Knoxville, Tenn., couple because of the racial implications of the story.

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we're still very skeptical that blogs are making any difference at least as far as our own local and louisiana state politics are concerned. our skepticism is based mostly because we see people blogging about things and yet nothing ever changes. local and state politics appear to be growing worse.

news articles such as these are encouraging though.