Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Drinking Liberally Thursday: Sending Me to Denver

This month's edition of Drinking Liberally gathers Thursday night at Catherine Rooney's in Wilmington at 7:30. (That's 1616 Delaware Avenue in Trolley Square.) My pals at DelawareLiberal are making this a fund raising event to help defray some of the costs of going to Denver by holding a contest for Delaware's Hottest Blogger. Mercifully, as the beneficiary, I am not being required to compete.
The National Journal has posted a story on the embedded bloggers at the convention, noting our privileged access:
The embedded bloggers, in fact, will have better entree to the delegations than will traditional journalists, who will need to apply for a floor pass.
The story notes that the bloggers sitting with the state delegations are all good Democrats:
None of these blogs is known for being particularly critical of the Democratic Party at the national level. "My blog is more policy-driven than, say, personality-driven," Noyes says. "Folks know me. I know them. I imagine they are going to be comfortable with the kind of thing I am writing because I have done it for years."
I suppose the story had to break sooner or later: I was picked because I'm friendly with Democrats.
I wonder if this is the first of more stories on bloggers as journalists labor to fill the 24 hour news cycle with content. We're already seeing a trickle of stories on the food being served. By the way, I checked, and it will still be possible to eat fried food at the convention, despite the fuss being made over the request to caterers that at least some of the food be healthy.

4 Comments:

Blogger Coeruleus said...

Awesome! Have a great time in Denver.

12:36 PM, July 30, 2008  
Anonymous Mark said...

Tom - can't make it, but I did want to send you good wishes

http://www.delawonk.com/?p=56

Have fun.

2:44 PM, July 30, 2008  
Anonymous donviti said...

don't worry, we all know you got the nod b/c you aren't as confrontational.

hey, if I were them I would have chosen you too

9:00 PM, July 30, 2008  
Blogger TommyWonk said...

Thanks all for your kind (if sometimes understated) support.

8:59 AM, July 31, 2008  

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