bombshell mainstream media story about City of Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito allegedly being offered a huge bribe to retire and leave quietly was significant for several reasons.
Obviously, there was the explosive nature of the charges.
Then there was the fact that the story wasn't broken by the mainstream media but by South Florida blogger Al Crespo of the Crespo-Gram Report. I've known about the Crespo-Gram Report for quite some time but a couple things, including a blogging platform that is not Sift friendly, has kept me from adding it to the SFDB blogroll.
Last, but not least, it appears as though the Miami New Times, who has had a chronically contemptuous relationship with the South Florida blogging community, has found in Al Crespo a blogger they can appreciate.
In a post that made it to my RSS reader but never appeared on the website, Miami New Times Editor Chuck Strouse calls for Exposito to be fired and officially dubs Crespo an "uberblogger."
I would say this is a trifecta for Al that not only builds his individual credentials but also adds some credibility, no matter how slight, to blogging in general.
That can only be a good thing.