Mar 3, 2009

The rant of a Boulder congressman

As the left laughs at the Republican Party's show of obedience to conservative talk radio, they might want to start worrying about the hubris of some in the progressive blogosphere who seem giddy at the prospect of starring in their own political puppet theater routine.

From the Denver Post:
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, who made his fortune selling greeting cards and flowers online, gave a shout-out to the blogosphere Saturday, giving it — and himself — credit for the "demise" of traditional journalism.

"I have to say, that when we say, 'Who killed the Rocky Mountain News,' we're all part of it, for better or worse, and I argue it's mostly for the better," Polis said at the Netroots Nation in Your Neighborhood event in Westminster, according to a recording posted online. The group supports progressive politics.

"The media is dead, and long live the new media, which is all of us," said Polis, a Boulder Democrat.

1 comment:

Jay said...

When all of the newspapers have gone away, what will the bloggers use for content? With what will they begin their conversations and rants and missives and screeds? Will they all just link to another in a grotesque daisy chain? Bloggers didn't kill newspapers. Greed killed newspapers. Lack of foresight killed newspapers. The collapsing economy killed newspapers. Bloggers just rubbernecked at the car crash as it unfolded around them. Polis can rant all he wants, but he is dead wrong about this. Besides, we all know it was Frank Pine's fault.