Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Oregonian Shuns The Portland Freelancer, But I Ask You...

In a recent column, Phil Stanford cited the Portland Freelancer's suggestion that the city council demonstrate the safety of the tram rescue system. This was spotted by Sam Adam's chief of staff. The net result - and I do suggest a net by the way - is that Sam Adams will climb out of the tram and descend to the ground far below on a rope. The official Portland Freelancer position is "Sam, Don't Do It! I Was Only Joking!" But I ask you: When it comes to clout in the local blog world, who can match that? Who has actually gotten a politician to do anything - much less something this dramatic? So when the Sunday Oregonian does a front page story about blogs and their impacts on local politics, you would think they would acknowledge the blog that led to this. Especially since I'm probably the most far-reaching political writer in Portland. How many others get their commentary broadcast - albeit in joke form - in over 70 countries around the world? Then reprinted in hundreds of newspapers including....wait for it.....The Sunday Oregonian! That's my line in today's edition about President Bush's lies regarding his torture policy. Oh well. Some get the glory. Others just...wait, the Ducks game is starting. Got to go.

3 Comments:

At 11:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shunned???

Ah, be flattered. It no doubt only has to do wth your previous ties to The Tribune.

 
At 6:28 PM, Anonymous Leo said...

This is silly.

 
At 7:07 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

Good silly or bad silly? Perhaps you think I'm making these details up. I'm not. Oh, I don't really feel slighted that the Oregonian didn't notice this blog in their article. Who cares? It's an excuse to recite the information about Sam, the tram rescue stunt, the jokes, and all other true stuff.

 

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