He reflects on the victory here, and there's one really good comment from "Mike G":
There’s one thing that I think might be problematic about this, though.
When Frist said “We’re going to find out who this is with your help, bloggers,” a couple of bloggers rightly pointed out that that was bullshit– Frist had to know already, or at least have the means of finding out easily within his reach. (As well, I’m sure he could have made a 100% correct guess, considering how obvious the culprits turned out to be.) Frist was using the blogs as his cover while he exerted pressure behind the scenes, pointing to the blogs barking at the door. An effective good cop-bad cop game.