DNC Blogging: Congrats to LiA & Other Great Progressive Blogs!

 For all my (myriad) frustrations with the Democratic Party, sometimes they get it right correct:  my home state’s premier progressive blog, Left in Alabama, will be live blogging from this year’s Democratic National Convention in Denver.  

Here’s “mooncat’s” announcement (hot off the presses) of getting word of LiA’s being credentialed to live blog from Denver.

Well, Left in Alabama and about 120 other blogs from around the country.  Things got a bit sticky a few weeks ago.  I don’t know, and frankly don’t care to know, all the inside story on this (several stories here and orange covered that, I think) when some very worthy blogs were frozen-out passed-over  (through inadvertent neglect, I think, not through intentional sinisterness – thus my point about “frozen out” not being the correct term for what happened),  but that’s all been fixed and word’s just come down from on high that LiA and many other great, state-based blogs are now credentialed and going to Denver.

Thanks are in order to many state party leaders, both here in Alabama and around the country — who listened to, and worked with, the people “in the trenches”, their progressive, hard-working, blogging constituents.  They went into action and worked with the blogosphere and the DNC to get this whole kerfuffle worked out, amicably and righteously.  

The moral of the story:  that screw-ups or oversights happen is not the issue; how decision-makers handle, and react to, and fix screw-ups is the issue.  Here, they did well.  Again, thanks are in order to state and national Democratic Party leaders.

Please feel free to give shout-outs to your favorite state-based progressive, Democratic blog.  We’re all in this together.

Mu . . .

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    • Mu on May 30, 2008 at 2:29 pm
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    I’d argue that we’re in the middle of witnessing a geometric increase in people getting their political — and now National Convention — news from the internets and leaving the clowns and swine in the Media Heather world in the dustbin of irrelevancy.  McClellen’s (belated, ass-covering) indictment of the Heathers, and, even more, the Heathers whiny and defensive response to it, only drives-home the message that the Heathers cannot be trusted to behave like journalists and that the 4th Estate has now been handed over to the blogosphere.

    O.K., so my observation’s not exactly a new one.  I get that.  I just think that the Heathers don’t get how laughably irrelevant they become day after day, week after week.

    Certainly there will be well-enough watched Convention coverage — but I think people will watch t.v. network coverage just to see how laughingly superficial, frivolous, vacuous, distracted-by-piffle and wrong the Chattering Heads are, compared to the bloggers.

    It’s a new world.

    Mu . . .

    • Mu on May 30, 2008 at 7:34 pm
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    for your own state-based blogs!  And, do, please, visit Left in Alabama – you’ll be energized by what you read!

    Mu . . .

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