The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC), my local paper, takes on bloggings by way of the Public Editor’s column. The writer, Ted Vaden, drops this bomb toward the bottom of the column:

(There aren’t many good local sites yet, but for an example, check out, a lefty look at Chapel Hill politics.)

That hurts. It really does. I won’t feel personally insulted, though, because I rarely bring up my locale.