Monday, February 02, 2004

We Declaim, You Imbibe
This is absolutely vital reading--journalist and talk-show host Christopher Lydon on the rise of the Internet as a political force, and the attempts we have seen in the last two weeks by "old media" to put it in its place and redefine the political dialogue in terms the old guard can understand. The good news is that as the Internet expands, its power will become unstoppable, even by the bought-and-paid-for talking heads on TV. The bad news is that the bought-and-paid-fors retain a great deal of power to call the tune right now.

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