Have Congressmen been affected....
....by bloggers? This story from Mudville Gazette makes me wonder. When WaPo published a page one "story" that very inaccurately reflected a committee meeting that Rumsfeld attended, Congressman Hunter decided to publish his letter to the editor on his committee's website when WaPo didn't publish it.
Reminds me of my decision to blog. I was sick and tired of being ignored by the gatekeepers, so I simply left them behind and published my thoughts myself.
Perhaps it's infectious.