"Emily Dooley is working on a story about the impact blogs have on local issues, public policy and debate. Watch for it a week from this Sunday."
"This blogger offered to do a photo shoot, but Emily was more interested in your comments.
"So play nice. Emily is reading what you are writing. If you'd like to tell her what you think about all this blogging - leave your comments here and I'll email them to her. "
What a coincidence - the Times decides to run a story about local bloggers just after master chef Walter Brooks of Blog Chowder at capecodtoday.com, the main gathering place for bloggers on the Cape and islands, leaves on a three-week trip to the other side of the world.
Seeing how this is not a time-sensitive story, the Times should wait for Walter and his wife, Pat, to return from southeast Asia and hold the story until he's been interviewed. Or at the very least, contact him by e-mail at [email protected]>
Otherwise, Walter's absence from the story would be a conspicuous oversight.
Who knows, maybe this is the Times's way of saying, Happy Birthday, Walter!
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