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One of the Drawbacks to the Internet: The Next Big Thing Factor
Publius Forum ^ | 08/02/09 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 08/02/2009 7:08:04 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus

There is a major drawback to blogs, the Internet, even up-to-the-minute cable news. Oh, it isn’t a drawback specific to those venues but it is one that makes itself felt sooner and with a woeful result there. I call it “the next big thing factor.” It is that state of being so hungry to post “the next big thing” that good sense and often the facts become less important than being first and loudest with the story.

In the Internet age this problem leads often to the sensational story that deflates on the facts, the “fact” that isn’t one, or the incident that never really happened. Recently a whole bunch of liberals fell for this sort of error and David Freddoso of the Washington Examiner had a bit of fun slapping them around over it.

It seems the nutty left-o-sphere got its panties in a bunch over the “fact” that Representative Michelle Bachmann (R, Minn.) attempted to torpedo a resolution in the House that celebrated the 50th anniversary of Hawaii becoming a state. And why would she do this, you might wonder? Well according to the profane snarks at Wonkette, it’s because Bachmann is a “birther” out to punish Hawaii for having been the non-birthplace of Barack Obama. They just couldn’t understand why anyone would try to postpone such a resolution and decided that there MUST be something nefarious afoot, dontcha know?

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: blogs; liberals; mediabias
Michelle Bachmann drive libs out of their tiny little minds! I love her!
1 posted on 08/02/2009 7:08:06 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Mobile Vulgus

The internet is great for those of us with a “King of the World” complex.

2 posted on 08/02/2009 9:27:40 AM PDT by aimhigh
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