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Wednesday, March 2

The Power of the Blog

Gannon and the Bloggers

By Greg Mitchell, Editor & Publisher, AlterNet

The Jeff Gannon affair has not yet morphed into a full-fledged political scandal, or retreated to the realm of embarrassing footnote, so this may be a good time to pause and reflect. At the center of the controversy: A man with no journalistic (but plenty of sex-site) experience who managed to cover the White House at close range for two years for an obscure online site called Talon News, under an alias, with the avowed aim of simply presenting the administration's case, unfiltered.

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