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Friday, April 25, 2008

Dabbler or Fugitive Blogger?

Typically, this blog is not written in the first person grammatical form, but it may deviate from that style in this post, it is written to be a political commentary and as a forum to opine on various political and governmental events. The blog attempts to increase the level of transparency of these events and believes it is beneficial to the public. The fascination with the identity of the writer is somewhat humorous and the blog is grateful for the attention it is receiving.

Such is the case today with the article in the Watertown Daily Times. This post will attempt to address some of the issues in the article, but not one in particular.

First, the post on Deputy Dog; this blog had no way of knowing what was in the “full report.” The post did state the amount of the grant and then proceeded to raise several questions that seemed like logical information necessary for people to render a judgment. Subsequently, after the fine reporting of Jude Seymour, all the answers to the questions raised in the blog were answered for the public in an article that appeared in the Watertown Daily Times the following day. This is a perfect example of transparency, not stating anyone was hiding anything, but there is no reason for the Sheriff to be defensive or keep details from the public.

This blog extends a thank you to Ted Ford, a.k.a. Danger Democrat, for the compliment on the writing. Political IV respects his opinion on his blog and believes he may respect opinions and commentary on this blog, while at the same time agreeing or disagreeing with each other on certain subjects. The email to the Watertown Daily Times on March 26th was simply a statement and it is a correct statement, Ted was guessing when he posted on his blog and he admitted he was guessing.

This blog is a solo, (IV is a reference to medical IV, and not Roman numeral 4), non-professional writer, who is not in the media currently or never has been in the media. There is no comment from this blog on the names mentioned in the paper or obviously some local political action figures that were not mentioned in the article.

And for the record Andrew Mangione is a good guy.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Blog on! The truth will set you free!

Anonymous said...

carry on.....old media can break stories.....just have to develop sources willing to leak to them......its called reporting...IV and DD are not doing something wrong...they are free speech in its purest form

TourPro said...

I gotta say, the entire discourse is so much better with both IV and DD.

It's like someone turning on a big light and seeing all the roaches scurrying away!

Anonymous said...

Why do we need to know who the Blogger is?

He (she) does not know who we are . . .

Did not the Times have a food critic who used an assumed name?

Another Pot-calling-the-Kettle-Black moment . . .

It's the opinions, not the person, that matters.

If any of the bloggers provoke a response, all the better.

Just keep it informative, believable, and pertinent.

Anonymous said...

It just keeps getting better...

This is now the 'third' site I check when I get home....hey...I check my stocks first, NJ second, Political IV, then Fox News...so you are in good company....

Keep up the good work....

kevin said...
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Anonymous said...

Edit: Andrew Mangione is a great guy.

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