Thursday, January 11, 2007

Bloggers in court

Watching Scooter Libby's trial, that is:
"When the trial of Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice opens next week, scores of journalists are expected to throng the federal courtroom in Washington, far too many for the 100 seats set aside for the media.

But for the first time in a federal court, two of these seats will be reserved for bloggers. After two years of negotiations with judicial officials across the country, the Media Bloggers Association, a nonpartisan group with about 1,000 members working to extend the powers of the press to bloggers, has won credentials to rotate among his members."
Why not? Bloggers have been a big part of this story, encouraging media and public attention on it. Well deserved credentials, I say..:)