Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Obama asks bloggers for help

Following on from this post, it seems a more positive attitude to blogging might prevail on the other side of the pond:

In a reflection of a legislative strategy that has left no stone unturned, President Barack Obama on Monday called on like-minded bloggers to help his administration keep the heat on lawmakers to pass health care reform.


In a roughly 25-minute session with a handful of prominent progressive bloggers, the president also asked for help combating disinformation about his health care plan.

"I know the blogs are best at debunking myths that can slip through a lot of the traditional media outlets," he said. "And that is why you are going to play such an important role in our success in the weeks to come."

You can read accounts of the meeting by some of the bloggers who took part here and here.

Can you imagine the equivalent happening over here: Gordon Brown calling in (say) Norm, Chris, Bob and the guys from Harry's Place for a little chat? Don't hold your breath.

1 comment:

bob said...

I like being classed in the premier league with Norm, Chris and the HP dudes. I'd be happy to give Gordon some advice too!