Never heard of him? That's not surprising. Mainstream news outlets have scarcely touched it. Yet it's been raging for weeks on left-leaning Web sites, which so far have been unable to elevate the story beyond the blogosphere.
Bloggers on the right, by comparison, have enjoyed spectacular success getting the supposedly leftist media to heed and advance their journalistic agenda. This creates a fertile new issue for industry researchers: Why is it that Internet bloggers on the left, compared with those on the right, have so much less demonstrable influence on mainstream journalism?
A major step forward, the only way the truth on media bias is going to get out there, is if the story gets outside the blogosphere and left leaning circles. Pot shots from smaller publications aimed at the likes of CNN, ABC, FOX, or any of the rest of the gang can get the news out without demonstrating the case false in the process.