It seems that over the last few days some kind of controversy has erupted in the Buffalo Prefecture of Blogistan. Basically, several local bloggers who often write about local issues of politics, economic development, and the like have been making weekly appearances on a local radio news program, until they were abruptly informed that they will no longer be invited on the show. No problem there, except for the fact that the guy who made this decision apparently told the bloggers one story and The Buffalo News another.
Basically it apparently all boils down to the fact that the bloggers in question tend to be critical of the other hosts on that particular radio station (who are, in my opinion, both idiots and completely uninteresting listens on the radio, which is why I stick with classical WNED FM and sportstalk WGR 550, but that's neither here nor there), the station doesn't want to give airtime to people who continually criticize their other talent, and then they were dumb enough to fib about it in print. Of course, this particular fib probably won't hurt them much, since far fewer people are going to read about this in the blogs than will in the paper. It's still pretty dumb -- nobody's going to really think twice about a radio station not allowing airtime to people who are harshly critical of their main talent (such as it is). So what this guy thought he was gaining by putting multiple stories out there is beyond me.
As far as all that goes, I would note that it sometimes seems as though in Buffalo the only blogs that attract any kind of attention at all are the ones stabled at WNYMedia.net. Now, a big part of that is obviously the size of their operation, coupled with the fact that many of those blogs make Buffalo-centric topics the main staple of their content (whereas this blog, for example, might as well be based in Walla Walla for all the Buffalo-blogging I do these days). But the fact is that the Buffalo Prefecture of Blogistan extends, in fact, beyond the borders of WNYMedia.net, a fact which I think is sometimes forgotten these days.