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  •  Masquerade (3+ / 0-)

    That really is a perfect word to describe what we're seeing right now.

    Think of Nancy Pelosi in recent interviews, she of the perfect coiffe and glowing smile (while Rome burns), and think of her with Barney Frank during the ceremonial signing of the bailout bill.  The bill was in a beautiful box, and it was signed with a special pen.  I think it was given to Barney Frank as a keepsake.

    Think of Cheney's face as he talked to Wolf Blitzer on Sunday, telling the revisionist story of the Bush administration.

    Think of Andrea Mitchell.  Think of the military brass who appeared on CNN selling the war.  Think of Arlen Specter and Orin Hatch.

    The beltway bubble does seem to be just like an  masquerade ball of sorts.

    However, out here in the trenches, things are different.  And we have something the Soviet people didn't have.  We have an array of tools for communication.  An ordinary person had no access to mass communication until recently.  That is why things are going to turn out differently this time.

    "The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." --Samuel Johnson

    by joanneleon on Tue Jan 13, 2009 at 05:46:59 AM PST

    •  you overestimate ... (0+ / 0-)

      However, out here in the trenches, things are different.  And we have something the Soviet people didn't have.  We have an array of tools for communication.  An ordinary person had no access to mass communication until recently.

      ... the genpop's willingness to access beyond trad-med info. Most folk still get their info from newspapers, telly-news, and radio. (And still such a small progressive talk audience.)

      Don't be expecting NPR to do anything strong.

      R.I.P. Ron Asheton

      by wystler on Tue Jan 13, 2009 at 07:01:57 AM PST

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      •  The telly-news (0+ / 0-)

        at least the cable news versions, have been greatly affected by what's being written in the blogs.  They don't often credit anyone specifically, but they talk about things being said in the blogs more everyday.

        Also, there's some crossover between the tradmedia and the blogs now.  It's not unusual to see a blogger being interviewed with the pundits.  
        Some reporters are interacting more both with the progressive blogs and having their own blogs on the online version of newspaper sites.

        Tradmedia is paying close attention to what's going on here.

        Even political celebrities like Tina Fey are obviously reading the feedback about themselves.

        "The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." --Samuel Johnson

        by joanneleon on Tue Jan 13, 2009 at 02:03:28 PM PST

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