Online Journalism Review Mentions riverSbendblog
Many do believe that Riverbend and Zeyad are who they say they are. Chris Allbritton, a freelance journalist who wrote the Back to Iraq Weblog, says he has corresponded with Riverbend by e-mail and believes she is a woman writing from Baghdad. He points out that someone put up a fake version of her Weblog with the name "Riversbend," but was quickly attacked by people in the blogosphere. "One of the great things about the blogosphere is that there's built-in fact-checking," Allbritton told me. "So many people will swarm it that generally the truth of the matter will come out."