After playing such a pivotal role in the November elections, Tea Party activists vowed they would keep a close eye on Congress. They weren’t kidding. The Tea Party Patriots, one of the largest organizing groups of the movement, want to assign personal bloggers to track every member of Congress, not just the ones they supported.
It’s still theoretical. 538 blogs all in one place could get complicated. But the assertion that unpaid volunteers would be more effective than paid “professional” journalists is an interesting proposition. Would lack of a deadline and need for profitable headlines promote more honesty, or would a volunteer be motivated only by personal fandom or vendetta?