Friday, July 31, 2009

Library Controversy 3rd Most Blogged About Topic Last Week

Thanks to the recent report on, the West Bend library controversy was the 3rd most blogged about issue last week, according to the Pew Research Center. The only things more blogs linked to were stories about President Obama, and a BBC report on the new costume for British TV science fiction character Dr. Who. And more people blogged about West Bend than the controversial arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates!

I would congratulate Ginny Maziarka for helping West Bend get this kind of global attention, but the vast majority of blog commentaries I've read were highly critical of her and the CCLU's actions.

(It would be a great project for a student out there to track and measure coverage of the issue, analyzing the global opinions on the topic)

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