I just glanced over at this Associated Content- it looks to be just another overrated ‘open’ blog like the Examiner blogs where everyone can sign up- they just make their format look a little more professional than most blogs but it isn’t exactly a news source.
...also, Associated Content seems to be a pay-per-click blog like Examiner..
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If they've got it set up so that any goofball and his drooling brother
Cletus can "contribute" I wouldn't think much of it as a source.