Thursday, February 15, 2007

How About This Recognition

Jane Hamsher and Marcy Wheeler and Firedoglake on the cover page of the New York Times, above the fold no less. Congratulations to you two ladies and also to the fabulous Christy Hardin Smith and also to Swopa and Pach who all have done an outstanding job with the Libby trial. The growth and power of Firedoglake has been absolutely amazing and this recognition by the NYT is well deserved. Jane has to be awfully proud of what she has created.

Here is a highlight from the article.

Sheldon L. Snook, the court official in charge of the news media, said the decision to admit bloggers — 5 to 10 of about 100 reporters present on busy trial days — has worked out well.

“It seems they can provide legal analysis and a level of detail that might not be of interest to the general public but certainly has an audience,” Mr. Snook said.

Even as they exploit the newest technologies, the Libby trial bloggers are a throwback to a journalistic style of decades ago, when many reporters made no pretense of political neutrality. Compared with the sober, neutral drudges of the establishment press, the bloggers are class clowns and crusaders, satirists and scolds.

Jane is also covered in this article in USNews.

photo credit Michael Temchine for The New York Times

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