Scripps Debuts Social-Networking Salon to Include Blogs, Personal Profiles, Videos
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Tapping Americans’ opinions on everything from the presidential election to baseball’s steroids scandal, E.W. Scripps launched Wednesday, a “fully interactive forum for diverse political and cultural ideas and opinion.” will “serve as an ongoing public forum for a full array of user-generated content,” according to Scripps, “including blogs, personal profiles, videos and more.”

The site features “Truth or Not,” which challenges claims from high-profile newsmakers, and a daily opinion poll. Wednesday’s poll showed that 36% of respondents watched the Democratic debate last night, while 14% watched American Idol.

" is a place for people interested in what the other half thinks on the important and interesting issues of the day," Scripps vice president of news and founder John Temple said. "It's a place where they'll always find the best thinkers on their own side stacked up against the best thinkers on the other side; a place for a lively and civil conversation about the topics people are talking about -- or should be talking about."