Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Really now?

I generally have little to say about the The New Republic, and what I do say usually isn't good but I came across a Michael Crowley article about manipulating local media that ends with this graph emphisis mine:

This story is no doubt a sign of things to come. Operatives in both parties are already plotting ways to manipulate the local media in the coming 2006 elections.One GOP campaign operative I spoke to suggests that North Dakota Senator Kent Conrad, who faces reelection this fall, could be vulnerable to a blog offensive. Conrad is a heavyweight Democrat in a strongly pro-Bush state. "The Fargo Forum shills for the Democrats in North Dakota," the operative says. "Maybe we need another blog experience in North Dakota."

I'd really like to meet the guy can say that with a straight face. I really really would.