Never underestimate the power of bloggers. Since 2000, when much of the mainstream media checked out of investigative journalism, bloggers have broken many of the important news stories. A few that I can think of off the top of my head:
- Jeff Gannon/James Guckert
- Downing Street Memos
- US Attorney Scandals
- Valeria Plame
And here’s another to add to that list:
John was recognized by the Texas Progressive Alliance with a Silver Star Texan of the Year award for his work. I have referenced his findings many times on this blog. In fact, I use his research so often that I created a permanent link under Research Links. Spending Campaign Cash
Note: John was adamant that he didn’t do this alone but had help from those who wished to remain anonymous.