Dana Loesch, talk show host, contributor to CNN, and co-founder of the St. Louis Tea Party, spoke at the 2011 CPAC meeting in Washington, DC about the state of journalism. She emphasized new media and the role of the new minuteman in gathering, reporting, and distributing emerging news stories. While she credits by name Patch at P/OedPatriot, Rob Brenner, and myself, the three of us are only examples. Her highest praise is for the countless contributors laboring behind the scenes. I've met many these new minutemen through As a Mom as well as Tea Party events: Gretchen, Molly, and Angie over at MissouriEducationWatchdog, Jacque who discovered a neighbor in need and a breaking story, Arlene who emails me news tips... These and many, many others are the new minutemen.