Did Blogs Tip Election 2004?

by Henry on November 1, 2004

For CT readers and others in the DC area …

DID BLOGS TIP ELECTION 2004?
IHS and Reason magazine present Ana Marie Cox, Daniel Drezner, Henry Farrell, and Michael Tomasky debating the role of blogs in the election on November 18.

WHAT:
A free-for-all discussion on the role of blogs and politics featuring Wonkette’s Ana Marie Cox, blogger and University of Chicago political scientist Daniel Drezner, blogger and George Washington University political scientist Henry Farrell, The American Prospect’s Michael Tomasky, moderated by Reason’s Nick Gillespie.

Drinks and hors d’oeuvres to follow remarks and Q&A.

WHEN:
Thursday, November 18
7:30-9:00 pm

WHERE:
Topaz Bar
1733 N Street NW, Washington, DC
Washington Post

Space is limited, so please reserve a place by RSVPing to Alina Stefanescu
at astefane@gmu.edu. Free drink tickets will be given to the first 50
respondents!

{ 5 comments }

1

Zizka 11.02.04 at 1:47 am

I enjoy Wonkette, but it’s really insulting to have her represented here. She may be ever so smart, but she doesn’t write that way.

A friend of mine knows the guy who writes a Wonkette like ass-fucking column here in Portland, and I am told that it’s all schtick. The guy has a wife, kids, and a mortgage, and is not in any way kinky. Sort of the inverse of a depraved minister of the gospel.

I’m not really asking for more sincere kinkiness, but just a less inane political discourse. Seemingly the old media is trying to mould the blog world into an image of itself.

If Wonkette goes all smutty on you, BTW, your proper retort is to ask her is she’s a natural redhead, all the way down.

But she won’t.

2

Frank Emesis 11.02.04 at 2:20 am

Wonkette is yummy. Yum Yum.

3

Kevin 11.02.04 at 4:31 am

Great article in “Foreign Policy” regarding blogs and their influence of mainstream political thought.

Keep up the dialog!

-An Avid Reader

4

sym 11.02.04 at 6:26 am

so does the answer to the question depend on who wins?

5

Ed Rusch 11.05.04 at 2:36 pm

Well, the answer would appear to be no, and this conference would appear to be a huge waste of time. None of the people on the panel had a clue about what would happen in the election, and unless they want to make a statement outside of the echo chamber, don’t bother.

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