Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Pittsburgh Political Blog Wars

If you have been keeping up with the news lately, you have undoubtedly heard about the Blog War between former KDKA radio talkshow host John McIntire and Pittsburgh City Councilman Jim Motznik. It is good to know that politicians are realizing the power of the blogosphere. However, you have to know how to use it. Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has asked Jim Motznik to stop blogging because he does not believe the blogosphere is the right forum to discuss issues. John McIntire is a polished blogger, while Jim Motznik is really rough around the edges. I think Ravenstahl is more worried about the damage Motznik may do to his chances for the upcoming mayoral election. There were a ton of posts out there yesterday about this ongoing Blog War. It will be interesting to see how the blogosphere affects the election race for the mayor of Pittsburgh.

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