Bloggers of the World Unite. You have nothing to lose but your chains.
Tom Friedman of the New York Times, speaking on Meet the Press (May 23, 2010), blamed Cable TV and "internet lynch mobs" for Utah Senator Bob Bennett's defeat at the state Republican convention.
Oh for the good old days when Tom Friedman and other prominent newspaper and magazine writers could dominate the news cycle with their political opnions. Democratization of political opinion, especially in opposition to their views, is not a welcome addition to the discussion of ideas that may influence public opinion and delegates. (Although the technology of the internet was widely praised by these sxame writers when it enabled Barack Obama to defeat the Clinton machine and old Democrat party establishment.)