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Orange Countys Most Read Political Blog Calling It Quits

Posted by Chris Emami on February 28, 2013

In what comes as quite a shock I learned yesterday that the Friends For Fullerton’s Future Blog is calling it quits after 5 years of blogging. Although I didn’t always agree with the methods they used to get their point across nobody can deny the lasting footprint that they leave behind in Fullerton.

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In a final post yesterday it was announced by Tony Bushala that they would be wrapping things up for now, but leaving the blog up as a testament to what they have accomplished over the years. This announcement comes less than a year after Red County announced that they would be closing their doors. The number of right leaning blogs in Orange County has shrunk quite a bit since 2006 which is surprising considering the demographics in Orange County.

Fullerton’s Future will forever be best known for the way that they covered the horrific death of Kelly Thomas and the investigative reporting they did into the culture of the Fullerton PD. Whether you agree with the position that they took on it or not, they wrote some thought-provoking stuff on their site.

Tony Bushala sites some impressive stats in his farewell post on the numbers that his blog was able to put up.

FFFF Blog Facts:

Comments: 129,369
Blog posts: 2,213
Words in posts: 1,127,793
Words in comments: 6,785,287
Visitors: 2,006,335
Page views: 4,072,711
YouTube video views: 2,290,228

I hope that one day our blog can reach the numbers that Fullerton’s Future has put up since their creation back in November 2008. Best wishes go out to all of those from Fullerton’s Future on all of their future endeavours. I have a sneaking suspicion though that they will be back at some point in the future.

2 Responses to “Orange Countys Most Read Political Blog Calling It Quits”

  1. Provocative is the right word. Never a subtle whisper in the night, FFFF screamed it’s message with a variety of passionate contributors. The Kelly Thomas case only put an exclamation point on their contribution to the discussion of important issues in Fullerton and, to some extent, the wider Orange County community.

    I, too, can only hope to make such an impact…

    Now, about that dearth of Conservative blogger voices… there’s plenty to talk about and plenty of bright young folks to do the talking. How about trying to find a Conservative Latino voice, for example?

  2. OC Insider #29 said

    The most notable thing that they did, even more so than the Kelly Thomas coverage, was to sweep out the (Republican) incumbents in the June 2012 recall. Of course, that “lasting footprint” has already been swept up.

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