Monday, August 25, 2008

Behold, the power of blogs...

A great, great story out of Provo, Utah. To summarize, girl delivers pizza to senate majority leader, Curt Bramble. Bramble turns out to be a weenie. Girl blogs about it. The rest...is history.

KSL Nightside picks it up. Then KSL.com. Then the Tribune (who wins hands down the best picture of the whole event). Then it goes national with Fark, the Daily Kos, and even wikipedia (scroll down to the PizzaGate section).

Is there any question in anybody's mind that the internet is a good thing? That is gives a voice to the people who have long been without one? This isn't about bringing down a politician. It's about calling out bad behavior when you see it.

In the past we've been able to do things like write a letter to the editor, but that form of communication is beholden to the big media outlets. We can only share our thoughts if they deem them worth. Blogging gives a voice to people in a way that has never before been available.

What a great, great story, and I hope that it has a David and Goliath ending. I hope in the end, Mr. Bramble gets to return to his CPA career, where he can happily tell people that checks are as good as cash. There are a lot of good men and women in our state, surely we can find better.

3 comments:

Kimberly said...

Oh wow, that is just brilliant! Much like the invention of the printing press brought information to the masses, the internet helps the masses share information. There's no doubt in my mind that it's a very good thing indeed.

Christie said...

Thanks for the heads-up on this very telling tale. Great links. Great post!

G. Parker said...

This was fun. Having been in that occupation before, I could totally understand. One of the reasons I started blogging, but my life never brings the readers that hers did!! grin. Hows the running doing?