On the subject of Paid Bloggers...I'm a Free Blogger
From on High has the breakdown on paid bloggers. I refer to them as paid mouthpieces.
Everyone in the Virginia blog world knows that Lowell Feld and Josh Chernilla of Raising Kaine are paid (or have been paid) by Democratic operatives to write what they write. Same with Jon Henke (QandO) and certain Republicans. To me, knowing that fact gives their views a certain perspective.
"Knowing that" being the key.
You have those paid bloggers, you have party bloggers..If cash or a party is involved, it does sway the way I look at a blogger's work. If I want campaign news letters, I will sign up for them.
This blog is not for sale. I have had advertising offers and I will always refuse. I would take free Beams and CAO if they saw fit, but even they will not control me.
I am a Free Blogger.