Friday, July 25, 2008

Thinking about the NEW New Media

In the midst of a lot of thought in the Delaware blogosphere about the potential political influence of blogs, I found this post by Mike Allen on why the Dem blogs are currently kicking GOPer booty very intriguing.

It is intricate enough that I won't try to excerpt, but note that Allen argues that the Left is beating up on the Right by doing actual journalism on the blogs, while the Right is sticking with the analysis that is (for lack of a better term) .... sooo 2004.

I'm not sure I completely buy his argument, but it's worth a look.

And I think it also makes the point (even though Allen doesn't go here) why Bill Clinton, who was the best media-savvy politician of the 20th Century, looked like such a floundering fish during the primaries. The media is changing so fast that not just a decade later--but just 2-4 years later--what you thought you knew has already become obsolete.

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