WP: Bloggers join cartoonists and talk radio as political taste-makers
Thursday, January 22nd, 2004
Dan Balz’s front page story in the Washington Post says Howard Dean has two problems: his below par finish in Iowa and the concession speach “war cry that has quickly become the target of editorial cartoonists, radio talk show hosts and Internet bloggers.” Is this a new low or a new high for national blogger influence? (Via Josh Marshall.)
Me, I’m not so bothered by Dean’s shriek, per se. People made fun of Steve Ballmer when he hollered, shrieked and danced around like a squirrel who got into the pepper-shaker… but Microsoft could still whup France’s derriere any day. You think Dr. Dean sounded freaky? See the Ballmer video and you’ll hear that his pitch is identical to Dean’s and about 10 times longer.