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This here blog is a glimpse or two or three at the condition of the 'fortress of our family' through the eyes Timothy Goddard, a Christian writer with an unhealthy interest in politics living in the Puget Sound area.
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Tuesday, June 29, 2004
Sometimes I wonder about the blogosphere doing all this incompetent/biased media debunking. I have seen a fair bit of backlash (sorry I don't have links) in which liberals have tried to discount "the internet" in the same breath that they discount talk radio and fox news. While I am of the firm belief that the blogosphere is the closest thing to a pure market of ideas out there (thanks to low start up costs and almost frictionless communication) It will be interesting to see how the medium (blogging) evolves...Your thoughts Tim?
Somebody's gotta do it. But seriously, the only thing the blogosphere can do at this point is point out--repeatedly--that the emperor has no clothes. Obviously the emperor and his cronies aren't going to take kindly to that, and will go out of its way to dismiss the messenger (as in Fox News) or, even better, the medium itself (talk radio, the Internet). But I don't think it will work very well on the Internet, because there are too many lefties on the Net as well. Howard Dean, for a very public example.Post a Comment
And the trouble for the left is that, for all its derision, talk radio and Fox News continue to be very powerful, and they always will be. People like choices, and in the past 15 years, conservatives have begun offering the public choices in the media and--surprise! It's working. The Internet is the Platonic Form of choice, and so it will continue to gain in popularity and influence no matter how many times liberals sneer at it over cocktails.