Thank you, Indy

I never thought I’d be saying those words, but the Independent Weekly is a whole ‘nother paper than that one that skewered and slow-roasted me over the pit of the 1999 Town Council race. Today’s Indy has many talented staffers that I admire such as Kirk Ross, Olufunke Moses, Jen Strom, Fiona Morgan, and others.

But enough gushing, I have real reasons to be impressed. This week, Fiona’s coverage of the March for Women’s Lives was so smart that I had to show it off to my coworkers. (Further proof about why I live here and not in D.C. with them.)

If you missed this story about citizens rallying against the pro-growth Chatham County Commissioners back in January, you have to take a look. What’s that all the activists are holding up in the picture? Why it’s the Indy from a few weeks previous, which graphically exposed how the county was “sold out” to developers. That’s meaningful journalism – changing the community!

And of course I’m not complaining about the award they gave to OrangePolitics.org (my other blog) for Best Blog of 2004! Although the timing could have been better – when I found out about the award I was in D.C. for the pre-march death week and couldn’t really bask in the glory. Hence my bragging now – after the fact.

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