Very few blogs do news.
As recent events have shown, most cater to a micro market, working themselves into a lather in often bizarre ways about issues that barely matter to their own market, let alone the broader universe.
And they rarely break new ground.
An exception to that is Jennifer Marohasy.
Earlier this year Jennifer uncovered a scandal involving the Snowy River Hydro Corporation which in the middle of flooding had been needlessly pumping even more water into the river system so as to generate electricity for sale. The reason for this? To dress up the asset for sale.
So, this part government-owned corporation was prepared to put at risk the health, wealth and safety of flood affected downstream Australians just to pimp its corporate bottom line.
What’s worse it has been denying its own actions, and these have been revealed in documents leaked to Marohasy.
Surely this is what blogging ought to be about rather than snide self-opinionated rants.
Click here to see what 7.30 Report reporter Bronwyn Herbert does with the issue.
You can see Jennifer’s first take at this story on On Line Opinion here.
This should be a much larger story, but outside the blogosphere, On Line Opinion and Quadrant the only organisations to do anything are The Australian and now the ABC.