Dig, dig, dig: Josh Marshall

Dig, dig, dig
: Josh Marshall unearths a great nugget of political poop in the Trent Lott affair: Lott filing a brief on the side of Bob Jones University, defending its practice of racial discrimination against the IRS.

: Anybody starting a Trentometer on the odds that Lott might even have to leave office over this?

: Steven Johnson, among others, is saying that blogs kept the Lott story alive even as Big Media was dropping it. I think that’s true. But I haven’t yet seen where this crossed the bloodstream: Where do we see that blogs had an influence on the press and influenced them to get back on the story? I’ m not questioning that it happened; I’m just looking for the specific proof, for that makes for much stronger bragging.