Democratic blogging network?
Thursday, January 2nd, 2003
As some Democrats ponder erecting a cable network to get out their message, Greg Beato comments “the conservatives didn’t succeed by bankrolling me-too entries into established media; they succeeded by pioneering new forms, i.e. talk-radio and partisan cable news. The new medium now, of course, is the Internet. And the new form is the blog. So instead of scoffing at ‘obscure Internet Web sites,’ why not support them?” He suggests the Democrats fund 200 bloggers. This democratic approach would no doubt go against the grain, but “giving up control of the medium is probably your best shot at regaining control of the message,” says Greg.