Monday, April 17, 2006

Red and Blue Blogging with different goals?

Georgia10 at Daily Kos writes
It seem to me that the entire liberal blogosphere phenomenon loses something in its Republican translation. Where Dean, Edwards, Feingold and others use the internet as a means of citizen empowerment, Frist and others use it as a means of retaining power themselves.
I'm not sure if this is true...I wonder if someone has surveyed whether "liberal" blogs versus "conservative" blogs allow comments more often? I wonder if better citizen empowerment would come not by supporting candidate X of Party A or B but by taking some of the power of that party away. If the election itself and it's votes determine our choices, I don't see what parties add other than to reduce choices before the masses get a say. Back to the writer's point, I don't think political stripes determine a blog's effectiveness, but writing and ideas do...just with some blogs, I think they are not expecting anyone of the other party (or those of us without a party) to be reading them.


At 5:30 PM , Blogger slickdpdx said...

People have too much invested in supporting their "side". Its the rare occasion when all sides aren't guilty of the same things...


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