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GOP scratches Rybak, blogger scratches back

ALSO: Republican gubernatorial candidates get scrappy; Bachmann comes out punching, others punch back; WCCO debuts The Wire (not theTV show).

The essential stupidity of the ‘blogger’ evasion

I’ve been a paid journalist for 25 years, but after 11 months online I’ve made peace with being called a “blogger.” Many journalists hate the tag — it carries the connotation of “amateur namecaller.” Hell, even some amateur bloggers object when I ca