Friday, July 09, 2004

Hewitt on South Dakota Blogs

Hugh has an article that illustrates the power of political bloggers. Apparently Tom Daschle is in a horse race for his Senate seat and local bloggers are exposing his true record. This would include his recent Michael Moore F9/11 boosterism

The influence of blogging on politics is nowhere more obvious than in South Dakota. Tom Daschle has long sold himself as a moderate to South Dakota voters, and has done so with the assistance of a very friendly local press. But now the
locals get the news via a stream of serious reporters trawling the national press and internet sites for the real news on the hyper-partisan Daschle. The result is that, for the first time in Daschle's political life, he will have to run on his record, not on what he presents as his record.





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