on political bloggers appeared today in our local birdcage-liner, which is the alleged second newspaper in the Seattle-metro area (they actually have a joint operation structure, which to me means we only really have *one* paper.) What drew my attention in this case was that I saw the dead-tree version of the same story. It's on the front page. The photo of Stefan Sharkansky (conservative) in the paper version is about half the size of that of David Goldstein (liberal), which is also placed centrally. The vast majority of the text covers the liberal/"progressive" view.
They even admit Sharkansky's blog
gets well over twice as many hits as Goldstein's
. Is this their way of "evening the playing field" or something?
Sigh. And they wonder why nobody wants their paper any more ....