the effect of the "new media"
i don't have any news support for this one, but it is an observation from my life.

a guy i work with, generally liberal but dosen't really follow the news, has started listening to savage's radio show. he listens to it primarily for the entertainment while he's driving and such, but now he's coming up to me with things like, "did you hear gore's speech? that jackass!" i don't know if it's enough to get him to check the "r" box, but at least now he's thinking more and getting a fuller viewpoint than he would just watching the evening news.

and i think that this is wider than just the one guy, people call those shows all the time talking about how they've been converted, but i think just generally people are getting much more than the "mainstream" press would give them, and are leaning farther right because of it. who knows what the long term effects will be, but it's promising anyway.


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"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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