In its current cover story, “The political power of blogs,” the Independent News in Pensacola, Fla. includes the Arkansas Times blog among examples of notable blogs around the nation.
Max Brantley, the Arkansas Times editor, is a 6-foot-5, gray-haired hulk, whose blog is a daily must-read for anyone wanting to know what’s happening behind the scenes in Arkansas politics. …
Brantley’s blog is a particular thorn in the side of Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee—a potential presidential candidate in 2008.
Brantley and his paper have criticized the governor’s efforts to free convicted killer Wayne Dumond; his unaccounted use of the state police airplane; his appointment of political contributors to state positions; and his misuse of the Governor’s Mansion expense account.
In April, Gov. Huckabee retaliated by having the Arkansas Times expelled from its list of approved media for the administration’s press releases and news conferences.