The Power of Blogging
Powerline has a good post up about the power bloggers are having on politics. The blogosphere did influence this election and will continue to have a major impact in the future. Deacon uses a article by Michael Barone. You know at first I thought this blogging and internet thing would benefit the liberals the most. Who knew the right would hammer their message home. Hindrocket adds this message to the post:
- Barone's survey is excellent given its brevity, and he generously credits us for our role in the campaign. But he omits what I think was probably the internet's most important impact on the 2004 election: the Swift Boat Vets' campaign, which was organized around their web site, to which the conservative side of the blogosphere drove traffic. In that case, the internet facilitated a spontaneous grass-roots movement centered on a single issue, not just the critique of mainstream news reporting for which Barone credits the conservative bloggers.
Read it all here.