Little Green Footballs has footage of another distinguished and mature (heavy sarcasm) leftist throwing a shoe at Richard Perle during his debate with the DNC Savior (again, heavy sarcasm) Howard Dean here. It is amazing how volatile the lefties can be when they see their power slip away. Thank God for the blogosphere and the 3-4 points they already helped the Republicans gain in the last election. Expect a good 10 points by the next presidential and expect more embarrassing stunts from the Democrats in the next four as well. Maybe they will see (maybe not) one day that the blogs are capturing every distasteful stunt that the MSM used to hide. Time will tell but Powerline posted an article from the liberal Guardian today that affirms this point:
An online community of bloggers performs the same function as yesteryear’s town meetings. Through the tradition of town hall meetings, officials were held to account by local people. Blogger communities are going to be much more powerful. They will draw together not only local people but patients who have waited and waited for NHS care. They will organise parents of disabled children who oppose Labour’s closure of special-needs schools and evangelical Christians who see their beliefs caricatured by ignorant commentators.
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All this should put the fear of God into the metropolitan elites. For years there have been widening gaps between the governing class and the governed and between the publicly funded broadcasters and the broadcasted to.
Until now voters, viewers and service users have not had easy mechanisms by which to expose officialdom’s errors and inefficiencies. But, because of the internet, the masses beyond the metropolitan fringe will soon be on the move. They will expose the lazy journalists who reduce every important public policy issue to how it affects opinion-poll ratings.
Tired of being spoon-fed their politics, British voters will soon be calling virtual town hall meetings, and they will take a serious look at the messenger as well as the message. It’s going to be very rough.