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Bloggers Emerge as Force on Right

August 15th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

The Heritage Foundation’s Robert Bluey (center) and Republican Internet consultant David All (right) meet each week with fellow conservative bloggers to share information and ideas. (Nancy Pastor/The Washington Times)

Peter Kinder internet consultant David All is mentioned prominently in this informative Washington Times piece.

By Eric Pfeiffer

Conservative bloggers still may not carry the political clout of their liberal counterparts, but a group of Washington-based online journalists and activists has increased its influence in the past year.

One prominent example is the “Conservative Bloggers Briefing,” a weekly discussion hosted by the Heritage Foundation’s Robert Bluey.

“These meetings started out as strategy sessions for conservatives to talk about policy,” said Mr. Bluey, who co-founded the briefings about a year ago while writing for the conservative publication Human Events. “They’ve quickly evolved into a destination for members of Congress, authors and others in the movement to share their ideas with an active audience of bloggers.”

Guests have included House Minority Leader John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, who discussed earmark reform; National Republican Campaign Committee Chairman Tom Cole of Oklahoma, who invited the group to NRCC headquarters to discuss 2008 election strategy; and Washington reporter Robert Novak, who promoted his best-selling autobiography, “The Prince of Darkness.”

“It will only grow from here,” said David All, a Republican Internet consultant who is a regular at the blogger briefings. “There’s nothing like a face-to-face contact, and the bloggers here have continued to impress.” Read more…

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