Adam Nagourney On the Internet
by Matt Stoller, Sat Apr 01, 2006 at 10:44:47 AM EST
John Aravosis and Atrios have both commented on Adam Nagourney's take on the internet in politics. Yes, it's not a very good article. For instance, AdNags leaves out the very obvious primary challenge to Lieberman, and he doesn't talk about the right-wing blogosphere's penchant for disturbing racism.
What I found fascinating is how Nagourney approaches the piece. He talked to lots of top Democratic and Republican aides searching for the way they see the internet. But what about the public? It seems to me that internet, by lowering the capital costs to participating, tends to distribute political power to more people. Or at least that's what top Democratic strategists tell me.