Claremont Insider: Bloggers: Watchdogs or Windbags?

Monday, July 23, 2007

Bloggers: Watchdogs or Windbags?

So asks today's print edition of the Los Angeles Times. (We vote "Windbags.")

The article, by Jonathan Abrams, appears in the Times' California section and is also available online. Several local blogs received mention, and Publius at The Foothill Cities Blog was quoted at length.

The Insider even got a brief mention, and Claremont Mayor Peter Yao was quoted:

Claremont Mayor Peter S. Yao said the blog provided a bit of insight but had to be taken with a grain of salt.

"It certainly is one additional input for the City Council on how some of the population feels on certain issues," he said. "Occasionally, it sheds a little light on a situation, but most of the time it is a rumor mill."

True or not true? Judge for yourself.