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yowzayowzayowza Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:38 AM
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How do bloggers impact political news?
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 10:46 AM by yowzayowzayowza
How do bloggers impact political news?

Sunday, November 14, 2004 Posted: 1:41 AM EST (0641 GMT)

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- The woman who writes Wonkette! needed no introduction and offered no apologies Saturday, telling her peers in online journalism that Web logs like hers have spurred a quicker response to breaking news by major media outlets.

Ana Marie Cox and others who maintain "blogs" were criticized after the November 2 presidential election for posting exit polls throughout the day -- a practice frowned upon in the mainstream media because the data could sway the outcome.

...a lil more...

http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/11/14/blogging.ap /
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OKNancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:41 AM
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1. Link from CNN
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JaneEyrez Donating Member (168 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:47 PM
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2. Depends on how committed the mainstream media is...
to reporting anything that won't rock the corporate America boat. So far it seems more likely that we WON'T get much attention from the media. I'm wondering if we get to recounts in Ohio and Florida, how much attention even that will receive, except in a very dismissive manner.
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jdj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:55 PM
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3. Media Whining, a one-act play.
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 12:58 PM by jdj
Media:

"Dear Diary:

I used to be the most popular girl in school...I had access to all the football players. Then this new girl, Bloggerina, moved here, and she is prettier and younger than me, and she is getting alot more attention. I've lived here all my life, and everyone knows me and my dad is the preacher at the First Baptist church, so I pretty much have to watch everything I say and do, and stay within the lines.

But this new girl, nobody knows her, or anything about her, and she doesn't owe anything to anybody. She can do or say whatever she wants, and nobody has any expectations of her one way or the other. She gets away with things that if I did them I'd have this whole town breathing down on me. It's just not fair. I hate this bitch, I just hate her."

The End.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:05 PM
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4. LOL. good one. :)
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:14 PM
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5. Bloggers impact political news by doing what politicial news USED to do
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 01:15 PM by rocknation
i.e., tell the whole truth no matter who it hurt. As for the exit polls, they were fed that information in an effort to discredit them.

:headbang:
rocknation
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:20 PM
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6. They alert the Corporate media as to what to cover up.
n/t
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