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  • Thursday, September 07, 2006

     

    Metro TALK

    Still Hot Topic on Blogs
    Where is Rudat’s Home Sweet Home?

    Last week the Orange Politicos Blog broke the story about where Orange City Council candidate Carol Rudat really lives and the Orange County Blogsphere just keeps the story going.
    Here is the timeline of the life of a blog story we call:
    The Rudat Blog Story Review

    August 16, 2006
    The filing deadline for the open Orange City Council seats ends with twelve candidates filing. Among the 12 is Carol Rudat, wife of former Orange City Manager and current County of Orange Deputy CEO, David Rudat.
    CLICK ON:
    http://greaterorange.blogspot.com/2006/08/election-watch-2006-81606-600-pm.html

    September 1, 2006
    Citing an email, Orange Politicos breaks the story about Rudat not living at the address she used in her candidate declaration. Then one day later removes the post.
    Two days later in another post on the Orange Politicos Blog explains why the original post was removed.
    CLICK ON:
    http://orange-politicos.blogspot.com/2006/09/answering-e-mail-questioned.html

    September 2, 2006
    Orange Net News ecasts and posts a story with background information on the Greater Orange News eBlog about the Orange Politicos Rudat story.
    CLICK ON:
    http://greaterorange.blogspot.com/2006/09/election-watch-2006.html

    September 5, 2006 “B” DAY
    • OC Blog picks up the story from the Orange blogs with two posts. The OC Blog post includes information on Rudat’s voter registration history, including the fact that she registered to vote in Orange in April, 2006.
    • In three posts, Orange Politicos announces the OC Blog post and: adds comments from Rudat’s campaign literature: reveals that Rudat’s Orange house ownership was transferred to a holding Trust: releases Newport Beach telephone numbers for the Rudat family
    • The Greater Orange News eBlog posts links to the blog stories.
    CLICK ON:
    OC Blog post #1 http://www.ocblog.net/ocblog/2006/09/does_orange_cou.html
    OC Blog post #2 http://www.ocblog.net/ocblog/2006/09/more_on_carol_r.html

    Orange Politicos post#1 http://orange-politicos.blogspot.com/2006/09/oc-blog-picks-up-story-on-candidate.html

    Orange Politicos post#2 http://orange-politicos.blogspot.com/2006/09/more-prove-rudat-not-resident-of.html

    Orange Politicos post#3 http://orange-politicos.blogspot.com/2006/09/more-proof.html

    Greater Orange News eBlog http://greaterorange.blogspot.com/2006/09/election-watch-2005.html

    September 6, 2006
    • OC Blog posts information about Rudat’s son Brandon Rudat. Brandon is a reporter for a Connecticut NBC TV station and in his bio posted on the station website identifies his parents living in Laguna Beach.
    • Orange County Register reporter Ellen Pak chases the blogsphere story on the Register’s own blog Total Buzz. Pak presents the other side of the story with comments from Janette Littler who is identified as Rudat’s spokesperson who lives in…SAN DIEGO.
    • The Liberal OC Blog posts about the Total Buzz post.
    CLICK ON:
    OC Blog
    http://www.ocblog.net/ocblog/2006/09/exactly_where_d.html
    Total Buzz
    http://blogs.ocregister.com/buzz/2006/09/carpetbagger_or_not.html

    Liberal OC
    http://theliberaloc.com/2006/09/bloggers-make-waves-in-oc-politics.html

    September 7, 2006
    • The OC Blog posts about the Liberal OC post; checks out Rudat’s trash can; talks to a neighbor; and posts a telling photo from the home’s front porch
    • The Greater Orange News eBlog posts the The Rudat Blog Story Review
    CLICK ON:
    OC Blog
    http://www.ocblog.net/ocblog/2006/09/oc_blogosphere_.html

    More Blog Talk about Orange Movers and Shakers
    Local watchdog Shirley Grindle is always a favorite to quote for all sides of a campaign reform discussion. The latest talk from Grindle about a new campaign local finance initiative next year is no different.
    CLICK ON:
    OC Blog
    >http://www.ocblog.net/ocblog/2006/09/oc_campaign_fin.html

    OC Register’s Total Liberty Blog
    http://blogs.ocregister.com/orangepunch/archives/
    2006/09/grindle_upset_about_gop_local.html




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