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Monday, February 12, 2007

I've been interviewed by the St. Pete's Times!

Last week I received a phone call from a very nice man. He is from The St. Petersburg Times in Tampa, Florida. He wanted an interview, so we talked for a while. Not a long while, but a while just the same.

Today he has written his article, and he has quoted me in it. He did quote me accurately, but it was only one line. I understand he only has so much space to write his story, and his story was not about me. He was doing a story about CENTCOM.
Blogs are CentCom's new target.
By WILLIAM R. LEVESQUE, Times Staff Writer
Published February 12, 2007

Since 2005, CentCom officials have jumped into the blogging fray, facing the realities of a new electronic age in hopes of combating misinformation on the Web, or just getting its own news out.

A three-person team monitors blogs - Internet journals with commentary from ordinary citizens and, often, links to news articles - that concentrate on CentCom's area of responsibility, which includes Iraq and Afghanistan. [Read more.]
Either way, I am very excited! This is my first mention in a large newspaper. Hopefully I can write some articles that are worthy of some new readers. Anyone have any ideas of issues I have not yet covered? If so, leave me a comment or an e-mail. Thank you, and have a great day.


Old Sgt said...

Congrats Rosemary. Glad to see you made it to the "big time", so to speak. Look forward to hearing more from you and the other contributors here.

Old Sgt said...

Oh yeah, by the way, they forgot to mention in their piece that it has been bloggers that have brought alot of screw ups by the media to light and we did get it right. Think maybe someone got embarrassed?

Rosemary said...

Hehehe. That could very be that someone got embarrassed. I think we did discuss that, but he was limitted to space just like the tv's. Fortunately, we can go on and on and

Another point he should have made is that if we make too many mistakes in info, we lose our readership. Another is we can correct our errors, and do, on the same post! We cannot wait until the day or week and hide it in a sentence somewhere. lol.

I believe we have more credibility than they do. But let them figure it out. BTW, I do believe he wrote this from a blog! :)

The_Bos'un said...

Rosemary, That is GREAT!!!!!!!!!

R/ Bosun

Rosemary said...

Thanks Bos'un. :)