I just sent Michael Totten $50. He’s going to check out what is happening in Kurdistan and report back to the blogosphere, and, hopefully get noticed by the MSM.

I also contributed $50 to Michael Yon and $50 to Bill Roggio a few weeks ago. They told me more about what was going on in Iraq in a few posts than I ever could have learned from the Abu Ghraib obsessed New York Times.

Perhaps this is the next step in the evolution of the blogosphere as a rival to the MSM. It sends its own reporters to find out what is really going on in the world’s hotspots. It finances them using its readership.