Justice Thomas’s Lee Chapel Appearance A Blog Hit

clarence_thomas_speech_spotWhen Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas appeared in Lee Chapel on Monday night, the media turnout was primarily local — two Roanoke TV stations, three local newspapers and Associated Press. But the way reports of his speech spread around the Internet is an indication of the increasing power of blogs. Borrowing mostly from passages quoted in the AP story, which was distributed on the national wire, bloggers from the Wall Street Journal to the Alan Colmes’ Liberland and plenty in between cited the Justice’s statements, focusing especially on his criticism of Americans as self-indulgent. Here’s a Google Blog search that provides a snapshot of the coverage. The speech in its entirety is on the W&L YouTube channel and the audio only, including the questions and answers, is on our Sound Bites page.

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