The Great Falls Tribune’s editorial board writes a column called “The Edge” that is published every Saturday on their Viewpoints page. It is where the editorial board members kind of let their hair down some. The Viewpoints section is one of my favorite parts of the newspaper. I always read “The Edge” first on Saturday mornings.
In this past Saturday’s column (I cannot find it online) they looked at the disappearance of right-wing blogs in Montana and made some interesting observations. They asked, “why more moderate or left-leaning blogs are sticking around in Montana” instead of the right-leaning blogs.
I have been an active blogger since January 2005. As a recovering right-wing blogger who is now more independent, I have always held moderate beliefs (I see both sides). The Western Word is more of a blog where I comment on the news and issues. Up at the top of the page I state that The Western Word provides “Independent Commentary about Politics, Sports, the Media, and Current Events.”
I thought maybe I could shed some light on the issue of the scarce right-wing blogs. Continue reading