October 21, 2008

Arianna Huffington: The Internet and the Death Of Rovian Politics
McCain is running a textbook Rovian race: fear-based, smear-based, anything goes. But it isn't working. The glitch in the well-oiled machine? The Internet.

"We are witnessing the end of Rovian politics," Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google told me. And YouTube, which Google bought in 2006 for $1.65 billion, is one of the causes of its demise.

Thanks to YouTube -- and blogging and instant fact-checking and viral emails -- it is getting harder and harder to get away with repeating brazen lies without paying a price, or to run under-the-radar smear campaigns without being exposed.

1 comment:

Bukko_in_Australia said...

Then how come so many waterhead McCaincerface supporters are so willing to spout racist filth to al-Jazeera and other people who put it on YouTube? You've seen the videos, no doubt, so ICBB to post the links.

Wait, I just answered my own question. They don't know what YouTube is. They only know "Jerry Springer." And they think the behaviour they witness there is so cool. Let's hope they see themselves on the YouT in the company of people who are laughing at them.


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