Monday, June 12, 2006

Big bloggers in our backyard

I get published

There are a lot of unvisited blogs out there. This one, for example, gets only a few visitors each week. Daily Kos, however, gets about half a million hits every day. Its proprietor, Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, is a young Berkeley resident who has devoted himself to kicking a little Democratic ass in hopes of stirring up the party into a fighting mood. It's time to stop rolling over and taking the crap dished out by the Bush administration and its congressional lapdogs.

Markos came to Sacramento to pitch his new book, give a talk, and answer questions. The Bee, however, didn't notice. So I wrote them a letter.

From the June 11, 2006, Letters to the Editor:

Meanwhile, here at home ...

Re “Bloggers enter—stage left,” June 7: Thank you for the front-page treatment of bloggers in politics, but The Bee appears ignorant of what's going on in its own backyard.

Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, cited as one of the most important progressive bloggers on the Internet, was in Sacramento on May 30 giving a talk and signing copies of his book Crashing the Gate. Dozens of people poured into Tower Books to meet him, alerted by the announcement on his Web site, but The Bee runs an article out of Washington instead.

I suppose people can go to or Google to search out more information, but they should have read about it in The Bee.

Anthony Barcellos, Davis

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