The Right Coast

September 13, 2004
Rathergate as Agincourt
By Mike Rappaport

The blogosphere as the longbow. I love these stories about bloggers defeating main stream media, and how the world is changing.

If the blogosphere does defeat CBS on this one, it will be something of a double victory. Had the blogosphere not kept the Swiftboat case alive, it is not clear CBS would have been desparate enough to go with these fraudulent documents. Thus, the CBS story may be the result of main stream media's frustration at not controlling the news previously. Beware of a bear that is trapped, though. I fear there are going to be some awful October (or November) Surprises this year.