Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Blogs alter political landscape

Blogs alter political landscape:

Today, bloggers like Moulitsas break stories almost nonchalantly. Last week, Daily Kos (rhymes with 'rose'') was the first to show a Bush campaign ad called 'Whatever It Takes,' which featured a photograph, taken during a presidential speech two years ago at Fort Drum, N.Y., that had been digitally altered to add faces to fill in empty spots in the crowd. The campaign pulled the ad.

The salient point for nonprofits is, I think, the fact that weblogs can be used to pin-point relatively small easy to miss issues and keep them in the public eye. They can be a venue for demanding accountability.

(in: weblogs, communications, politics, and accountability)