Friday, October 10, 2003
Flood the Zone Friday http://deandefense.org/archives/001183.html
the reason for this confusion is that the article WARPS the term "blogger". see, before politicians got hip to this blogging thing, a "blogger" was known as someone who keeps and maintains a weblog. the people who commented on said weblog were called "blog commenters".
now, blog commenters on political blogs have taken to calling themselves "bloggers". technically they are not bloggers, but they've adopted the term anyway. this article misleads people into believing these "bloggers" (read: blog commenters) are paid. truth be told, the campaign "bloggers" (using the non-bastardised term here) are people like zephyr, mathew, and joe who do indeed get paid by DFA. however, none of the blog commenters (or as the article calls them, "bloggers") get paid by DFA. neither does anyone here.
Write the Hill (info is on the DDF article I've linked) and tell them the truth. Nobody here is on the DFA payroll, and nor are the many blog commenters. Thanks for your time. Go!
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Obama 2008 - I want my country back
Nation-Building was founded by Aziz Poonawalla in August 2002 under the name Dean Nation. Dean Nation was the very first weblog devoted to a presidential candidate, Howard Dean, and became the vanguard of the Dean netroot phenomenon, raising over $40,000 for the Dean campaign, pioneering the use of Meetup, and enjoying the attention of the campaign itself, with Joe Trippi a regular reader (and sometime commentor). Howard Dean himself even left a comment once. Dean Nation was a group weblog effort and counts among its alumni many of the progressive blogsphere's leading talent including Jerome Armstrong, Matthew Yglesias, and Ezra Klein. After the election in 2004, the blog refocused onto the theme of "purple politics", formally changing its name to Nation-Building in June 2006. The primary focus of the blog is on articulating purple-state policy at home and pragmatic liberal interventionism abroad.