A few nights ago Governor Mitch Daniels delivered his State of the State address. I didn’t watch it, but I did read the speech the next day and several articles in the Star since then analyzing the speech’s content.
What surprised me most about Daniels’ speech was the lack of coverage it received by Indiana bloggers. I know that I don’t read every single Indiana blog, but I do read quite a few of the more popular ones.
I don’t see how bloggers can use their blogs as platforms for promoting everything from passing a local gay rights ordinance to telling people where they should be volunteering and sending their charitable contributions, yet not a peep about the State of the State. These are the same bloggers competing for, and winning, awards for “journalism”.
The next time a self-righteous blogger tells me for whom to vote, where to spend my time volunteering, and how to make charitable contributions, I think I’ll tell them to stop trying to pass off their self-serving blogs as “citizen journalism”.