Blogging and the fate of Senator Lott
Steven Johnson on the role of Blogs in unhorsing Lott: “I think the last few days have been a great example of what political blogging is capable of: not breaking new stories, but keeping stories alive that the mainstream press, for whatever reason, decides to ignore. It’s like a journalistic flotation device: the blogosphere can pump air back into a story that’s starting to sink, and when it bobs back up to the surface again, big media has to pay attention. If Lott actually ends up stepping down over this, it will be a watershed event for bloggers everywhere.”
Lott did have to stand down, and Steven was right.