The Commonwealth Iconoclast

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Monday, May 01, 2006

Daily News-Record runs story about Blogs!

Somehow I missed this, but on Saturday (April 29th) the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg ran a short piece on blogs and the influence that blogs are having on local politics. Unfortunately I can't find a electronic archive of the story, but I did get my hands on a hard copy this morning. (If I can find an electronic link to the story I will post it)

Jenny Jones, a reporter from the DNR, contacted me last week and wanted a few quotes concerning a piece I did a few months ago concerning Elkton which promted a spirited reaction. Actually Ms. Jones unintentionally leads readers of the piece to believe that the Iconoclast is exclusively about Elkton. Geez, just thinking about Elkton politics makes my head hurt!

Anyhow, it feels nice to be quoted in the DNR! Surely something I never thought would be possible when I started this blog almost a year ago. Unfortunately a fellow Valley blogger - who seemed to miss the point of the article - doesn't appear to be too happy about being snubbed by the DNR. Fortunately this individual chose to take the high road and showed his pacificist side and begged for his legions of loyal supporters not to take vengence on Ms. Jones or the DNR for somehow forgetting to mention their Supreme Leader in the story. Wew, Ms. Jones will probably be lucky if she still has a job today!


  • At 5/01/2006 9:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Interesting. No doubt that the blogosphere is changing politics at all levels from local to global. This is a good thing for the most part. Yeah there may be some quality control problems, but hey... since when does the mainstream media have a perfect record?

  • At 5/02/2006 8:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    It looks the town manager of elkton will be getting fired from his 2nd town manager's job (after bowling green). It looks like the town of elkton has spoken.

  • At 5/05/2006 8:28 PM, Blogger jeff said…

    Wow..that was fast. Mr Donachy has put his house on the market. I wonder if he's moving to Elkton.

  • At 5/24/2006 10:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well, bye, bye Mr. Donachy. We will be so happy to see you and the missus go. You thought you had more power than the Mayor. The recent election should have given you a clue that your were not the Mayor,and your days were numbered. Remember Bowling Green? I'm sure they will welcome you back?? Oh,and take Jenny Jones with you seeing that you two are so palsy-walsy.


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