The underlying issue is a familiar one to readers of this blog: We've been on Sonoran Alliance's case for months for its bad habit of allowing anonymous authors to masquerade as journalists, and we were pleased to see blogonaut Greg Patterson take up our cause.
Here's a sample from Patterson's post:
Let me be clear that using a popular blog to attack someone anonymously is one of the lowest forms of cowardice.
We agree, though we've mentioned several other ways anonymous political blogs can be abused -- namely, that politicians are using them to produce inaccurate propaganda. As we've reported, one elected official -- Alice Lara of the Maricopa County Health Care District -- played along last year by letting herself by interviewed by one of SA's faceless cowboys.
Scroll down for some of our previous coverage on the topic:
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