You know I love Teh Blogz, but any article about alt media's role in roiling city politics and keeping the Wray story on the front burner that does not include the words "Rhino," "Times," or "Bledsoe" is just silly and looks like a deliberate whitewash.
The story cites "A new wave of alternative media, including weekly papers and bloggers, has given dissenting voices a much louder megaphone."
But it does not mention, even once, Bledsoe's epic series, or the Rhino's routine front-page Hammerings of Mitch Johnson and the Council.
Blogs have played a role in this story, and Spagnola is quoted making the apt influencing-the-influencers argument in the article. The publication of the RMA report at 101 was a big moment in local media history, and there is a lot of valuable stuff out in blogland (not all blind Johnson-bashing, either).
Yet the story names just one blogger, cites no posts, and makes no effort beyond the brief quotes from Sam to support its (accurate, partial) argument.
For serious, that is a strange piece of reporting -- and editing.