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'Fresh perspectives, gut reactions' promised by Libby livebloggers

David Edwards and Mike Sheehan
Published: Monday January 15, 2007
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In an unprecedented event in the history of weblogging, two bloggers will be credentialed and seated at the trial of former Cheney Chief of Staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby, charged with perjury and obstruction of justice.

Rotating bloggers (one of the first being Jeralyn Merritt of TalkLeft) promise "fresh perspectives and gut reactions" as they'll be live-blogging from the trial, their access granted thanks to the efforts of Robert Cox at the Media Bloggers Association.

MSNBC's Howard Fineman, meanwhile, is concerned that the trial will expose an "unhelpful" side of the relationships between government and media, telling Hardball's Chris Matthews, "It's gonna lay out all kinds of details about how things work that are not necessarily going to be ennobling or helpful to us in the future."