Little Saigon Inside

Little Saigon, Big Saigon

What on earth is going on in San Jose’s cyberspace? Fly noticed that the 3-year-old Vietnamese political blog Little Saigon Inside has completely changed its look to a more generic Blogspot template.

It has now reintroduced itself in a post that seems to swear off the kind of finger-licking local gossip pointed out in this column last week.

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Blogging in Vietnamese

The robust Vietnamese press in Silicon Valley has always played by its own rules, and a post on the blog Little Saigon Inside provided a particularly salacious example recently.

The author, Vinh Nguyen, points out that the Vietnam Daily Newspaper went after District 7 City Council candidate Minh Duong before the June primary with articles that accused him of being pro-Communist while boosting long-shot candidate Patrick Phu Le with headlines like “Phu Le Has a Very Great Chance of Being in the Run-off” (Le captured 17.11 percent of the vote to Duong’s 24.07 percent).