Last weekend the LA Times ran Terry McDermott's story "Blogs can top the presses" about how the blog Talking Points Memo worked with readers to bring the US Attorney scandal to light and put it on the DC agenda. As Ben Vershbow (if:book) explains:
"TPM's persistent muckraking was also instrumental in bringing national attention to the 2002 racial gaffe that cost Trent Lott his Senate leadership, to the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandals, and to the initially underappreciated public opposition to Bush's plan to privatize social security. Truly a force to be reckoned with."Indeed.