a good summary post related to the recent tempest that former Dean worker Zephyr Teachout found herself in following remarks that the Dean campaign paid off prominent bloggers for their support: A “breeze from the west” inspires a tornado or two. It seems that it’s not nearly as cut and dried as some have implied. Teachout’s blog is called Zonkette and refutes some of the claims people have made following her comments as well. It’s good reading.
My personal reaction to all of this is pretty muted. I think most mainstream pundits (as opposed to reporters) lost their credibility years ago, and that it’s going to take some time and energy and experimentation to hit the notes correctly in the original online publishing world.