It's not news that online commentary sites, or blogs, sometimes fan the flames of a story into a mainstream firestorm.
Still, blogs on both sides of the political aisle had quite a week in Indiana last week. Local Republican blog Advance Indiana (advanceindiana.blogspot.com) investigated City-County Council member Patrice Abduallah's residency question and put on enough pressure to force the Democrat's resignation.
Democratic blogs kept at stories about oil giant BP increasing its pollution discharge into Lake Michigan until the governor finally said he would review the new permit.
And Taking Down Words (www.taking downwords.com) sniped for months about Matt Kelty, the Fort Wayne mayoral candidate. Last week, Kelty was charged with
five felony counts of fraudulent election filing and two felony counts of perjury. That followed blogmistress Jennifer Wagner's scoop earlier in the month about a Clark County GOP chair under investigation for sexual impropriety.
Do you think Jen will be ranting today because her blog was duly credited with a role in these stories?