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Saint Petersblog makes Talking Points Memo’s ‘Top Ten Reader Tips Of The Year’

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Last Saturday, Saint Petersblog attracted 20,000 unique readers to the site. This week, Saint Petersblog was recognized by Talking Points Memo as part of its “Top Ten Reader Tips of the Year” list.

…here at TPM, we wanted to give thanks for something we really couldn’t do without: the flood of reader tips — inside information, documents, or even just news stories that have flown under the radar — that help lead to so many of our biggest news breaks.

So here, in chronological order, are our Top Ten Reader Tips for the last year…

…A resourceful reader on the Tea Party list serv sent us the email in which Florida neurosurgeon and health care reform opponent David McKalip forwarded a racist picture of President Obama dressed as a witch doctor with the caption, “funny stuff.” After we published the email, McKalip stepped down from a local medical board and took a lower profile in the anti-reform movement.

To read all of my posts about David McKalip here.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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