A bit of a busy week has kept me from sitting down and going through all the blogs about Obama’s first week, but there has been so much written in so many different places one can only dream of getting it all. But I am watching a story the could be one of the first, best examples of blogs driving mainstream coverage, so keep an eye out.
Although not necessarily political or in the immediate scope of this blog, there was big news in the sports world yesterday when sports blog Deadspin broke news that Mark McGwire’s brother, Jay, was shopping a book in which he claims to have introduced his slugger brother to steroids. This story quickly gained ground in the mainstream sports media. ESPN ran a story, citing Deadspin as the source. The much-circulated Associated Press story also cited Deadspin.
Deadspin also got real reportery and truth-like, providing corroboration to its original story.
Good work by Deadspin, especially on a day that also featured its editor getting hit in the face with a cookie sheet.