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To: NYC GOP Chick
It is simply no longer as accessible to the vigorous and free exchange of ideas from individuals in the way those ideas were freely and vigorously exchanged during the period of our founding.

Given that this appears on a website whose politics are anathema to Mr. Alterman in the first place, offered for comment, and will generate numerous replies from all over the world, I would classify this statement as quite the silliest and most blatantly mistaken thing I've read in a long time. I know that Gore made it, but Alterman repeated it. It is simply factually incorrect.

Political discourse has never been more widespread or accessible to the general public, never. There are, to be sure, those who have difficulties with the way things used to be, notably professional scribes such as Mr. Alterman, whose monopoly is long over. Tough.

4 posted on 02/17/2004 3:35:56 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill
Well the Elitists never had problems before maintaining their "vigorous and free exchange of ideas" until the common vulgar masses got involved with their internet and their talk radio. (/patrician sneer)
17 posted on 02/17/2004 3:56:57 PM PST by stands2reason (DU lurkers: stick around, you may just grow a brain.)
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To: Billthedrill
So this is what passes for rigorous intellectual thought and penetrating political comment on the left these days?

Eric Alterman on Algore, An Underappreciated Giant Of Our Times...The Wooly Mammoth Of The Left.

The bottom of the barrel is nigh...

I am intermittently, and uncontrollably, LOL over the unintentional and ludicrous hilarity of this article.

19 posted on 02/17/2004 4:00:31 PM PST by okie01 (www.ArmorforCongress.com...because Congress isn't for the morally halt and the mentally lame.)
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