so an interesting piece in gawker today taking david simon to task for his continued hating on bloggers and legitimate journalists.
i’m not really all that interested in getting into some debate about whether the bloggers in baltimore–or bloggers in general–don’t cover civic politics enough (although i am not yet ready to whole-heartedly endorse them as the wave of the future, i’m willing to admit sometimes they get the job done). what really interested me about this article is that the author used to write for various bay area publications and hence was able to use oakland as an example of a fucked up city (like baltimore) where bloggers are actually paying attention to local government. apparently, when i was complaining about not being able to find enough information, i just wasn’t looking in the right places. so now i have A Better Oakland and FutureOakland to read, yay me.