- Traditional media might call out a lie once and then move on to the next shiny thing. Bloggers are obsessive and, being everywhere, will follow a story into every last corner, forever.
- The internet makes easier to disseminate character smears but harder to make them stick.
- Instead of relying on 30-second campaign ads and TV sound bites, voters now - by the millions - watch full-length speeches and YouTube videos posted by a wide range of people. They're getting much fuller, rounder pictures of their candidates, and it's harder to scare them.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Can the netroots save democracy?
Huffpo on the netroots and the end of Rovian politics:
Posted by Alna Dem at 8:33 AM