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I’m a Pamphleteer! April 27, 2007 6:04 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Blog, Daily Life, Local Politics, Politics, Publishing, Touchy Subjects
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I could swear I have seen newscoma write multiple times about Bloggers being the modern day pamphleteer. Last night certainly showed that to be true. The Knox County School rezoning has caused quite a stir and last night roughly 130 people came together in a meeting that was planned only 4 days ago. Of the 7 organizers of the meeting, 4 are bloggers and others are readers of blogs. Even in the crowd there were mutters of blogging. "Thank you for your website" "I read your post" and so forth. Blogging can make a difference! Granted, these are words; action takes heroic effort and fortunately at least one of the organizers took that effort to arrange a meeting place, pull together a fact based Powerpoint presentation, alert the media (and we had media!) and get the right people together. Action also takes concerned citizens and the citizenry stepped up!.

Cathy appeared on WATE twice, WBIR was there, and at least 2 or 3 newspaper reporters. There may have been others. Tonight I will appear on a 30 minute political program from 8:30-9pm (details as I get them). Through blogging, have we joined the ranks of Thomas Paine and Jonathan Swift?

A big thank you to everyone that showed up last night! Brian Hornback has a recap of last night.

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1. Mark Steel - April 27, 2007

Wouldn’t it be better if you were a PampHleteer? 😉

2. Doug McCaughan - April 27, 2007

You know..there’s irony there because I checked dictionary.com to make sure I was spelling it correctly and I still typed it wrong!

3. Cathy - April 27, 2007

We use Huggies, not Pampers. Oh, you meant something else didn’t you?

4. Mark Steel - April 27, 2007

Well, strangely enough, I was thinking something along those lines, and, uhh, went, “Ewww…!” So .. heh