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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Skip the filter, talk directly to the People

Posted by Bob Brigham

Christian Science Monitor:

Yet politicians are beginning to see blogs are more than forums for snoops. [...]

In many ways, the blog provides politicians an opportunity to recast themselves away from the mainstream media. [...]

"Blogs are where online fundraising was before Howard Dean," says Michael Cornfield, a political scientist at George Washington University. "Radio was around for a while before [President Franklin Roosevelt's] first fireside chat.... For the Internet, nobody's had that breakthrough moment yet."

Posted at 01:15 PM in Activism, Netroots | Technorati