Friday, January 12, 2007

Power of the blogosphere

Here's a good example of the power of the progressive blogosphere: KSFO, a right-wing talk radio station owned by Disney-ABC, spews a lot of hateful, violent rhetoric. Someone named Spocko keeps track of it and brings it to the attention of KSFO advertisers who were unaware of what they were associating themselves with. Advertisers start pulling ads. Dsiney sicks lawyers on Spocko, claiming he's violating copyright rules. They go after Spocko's ISP, who pulls the plug on him. Blogs swarm to Spocko's defense, citing fair use doctrine and contacting more advertisers.
More companies pull their ads, and the story starts hitting the main-stream media (MSM). (HT: Mike Stark on Kos)

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