Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Bill Clinton reads blogs

From this Kos story:
But he did talk about Iraq, and healthcare, the Medicare drug benefit, energy policy, the estate tax, homeland security and protecting our ports, global warming, blogging, and just about everything else you can imagine. The least of which was "The Path to 9/11" and the fantastic work the blogging community did in the past 10 days in making it an issue. Yes, he reads the blogs, and has been for a while. That's why we were there.

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What we did talk about was the rise of the left-wing blogs as a reality-based medium. He's very impressed by the amount of research and fact-checking that happens on the blogs on a daily basis, particulary compared to the traditional media. (Kind of makes you want to double-check everything you write, knowing that Bill Clinton is reading, huh?) He was impressed and grateful for the work done in pushing into the mainstream the travesty that the ABC/Disney movie was.
Does he still read The New Republic? Anyway, I think the blogging medium has arrived. Opinion makers take it seriously. Now if only my Sitemeter ratings were high enough to get me invited to such events. But I've got a ways to go before I reach that level.

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