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Karl Rove loves the right kind of bloggers

by | 10th, November 2007

KARL was Rove was Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush. He’s been talking about the new media.

As reported on Tech President, Rove says:

Blogs give angry people an undeserved voice: “People on the fringe are no longer voiceless,” noted Rove. Blogs have the unintended effect of giving “angry kooks” an “inexpensive soapbox” and a sense of “pseudo-anonymity” that “brings forth the worst angels of our nature.” He trashed DailyKos and the liberal blogosphere for using more “dirty words” than conservative blogs like Townhall and RedState. “The Netroots, he said, “argue from anger rather than reason.” Many, he believes, blog for “personal release” and not “political persuasion.” He argued that the Netroots have been largely ineffective and said’s inability to end the war proves his point.

The 24-hour news cycle “may not be good for the system”: “Being right,” he said, “has given way to being faster.” “Speed matters, but speed kills.”

The internet has made running for president “like the Emperor’s new clothes”: “Every word, public utterance, and public appearance can be captured and put on the web. “If you don’t believe me, just ask Senator James Webb or former Senator George Allen.”

The internet lacks proportion: Sites like The Drudge Report skew perceptions and public opinion and make mountains out of molehills.

As Don Surber wites on Beltway Blogroll: “I don’t see the problem, Danny. Karl Rove likes conservative blogs and dislikes liberal ones, especially the profane ones. Ditto here.”

You find what you like and stick with it. New media – just like the old media…

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