For weeks now, liberal American media activists, bloggers (and some journalists) have been perplexed about why the 2 May Sunday Times story about the 2002 Downing Street memo has not been picked up more widely by American newspapers.

But the campaign to publicise the story finally seems to be having some success. With Tony Blair in Washington, CNN, the New York Times and Houston Chronicle all ran stories about the memo on Wednesday.

CJR Daily has a good story of the storyas does Eric Boehlert</strong> at **. *Think Progress* effectively explains [the significance of the memo in American politics][9].

(Via The Periscope and MoJo Blog)