Friday, October 28, 2005

The Importance of Bloggers

From Niger-Scooter-Plame-Gate, Michael Kinsley,

"The Republicans have their own plotline they'd like to impose on this confusing blur of events. It's actually a dusted-off plotline from the Reagan Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980s: all about an "overzealous prosecutor" and "bitter partisans" on the other side who want to "politicize policy differences." But two intervening developments have overroasted these chestnuts: Bill Clinton and Yahoo! When Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison pre-emptively mocked perjury as what prosecutors charge you with if they can't find a real crime, it was the work of minutes for bloggers to find and post her comments from the Clinton impeachment about the transcendent seriousness of a perjury rap."

So how important is the blogosphere? Apparently it's calling those slippery senators out on their lies. So perhaps the blogosphere is changing the way we do politics.

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