Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Can the netroots save democracy?

Huffpo on the netroots and the end of Rovian politics:
  • 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.
Let's hope.

1 comment:

snoozetska said...

This is why part of Obama's New New Deal has to include the Rural and Inner City Internetification Act.

Let's catch up with say, Finland, on the score, eh?