On its best days, the blog attracts about 15,000 visitors, says Prof. Johnson, He did not do all of his legwork from afar, but spent thousands of dollars travelling to North Carolina. He was there last Wednesday to cover the big news, rushed back to Brooklyn to teach on Thursday, then popped up in Raleigh on Friday to cover Mr. Nifong's request for the State Bar to dismiss ethics charges against him.
Which lets me out of that league of bloggers! Apart from one instance, the most legwork I ever do for this blog is to take a notepad to the living room when I'm watching Frontline on PBS. So, congratulations and thanks to Dr. Johnson, for keeping his wits while his colleagues in academia were losing theirs, in this disgraceful case.