Bloggers Go Mainstream to Fight Regulation

From Yahoo’s “Blogging Lobby” today:
By SHARON THEIMER, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON – Are bloggers going mainstream? Web log founders who built followings with anti-establishment postings are now lobbying the establishment to try to fend off government regulation. Some are even working with a political action committee, lawyers and public-relations consultants to do it. They say they have no choice.
“There’s a certain responsibility I have to help protect the medium. I have the platform, the voice to be able to do so,” said Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, founder of the Web log
Moulitsas testified Tuesday at a hearing on a Federal Election Commission proposal that would extend some campaign finance rules to the Internet, including bloggers. He urged the FEC to take a hands-off approach.
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