Saturday, February 12, 2005

The Political Impact of the Blogosphere

Micahael Barone has written an article on the political impact of the blogosphere. Noone can deny the impact of blogs during the last election cycle. The speed at which they expanded in both depth and breadth is almost unbelieveable. Michael Barone sums up the political impact this way:

So what hath the blogosphere wrought? The left blogosphere has moved the Democrats off to the left, and the right blogosphere has undermined the credibility of the Republicans' adversaries in Old Media. Both changes help Bush and the Republicans.

Considering the Democratic Party has never been further left on the political spectrum, and the old media has, for the first time in it's history, been held accountable for it's bias, his point is hard to argue with.

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