Skip to comments.Putin Vindicated?
Posted on 04/07/2006 9:55:38 AM PDT by eyespysomething
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"Until the other 65% of the people in America see it in the NYT or on NBC - it ain't happening."
We do not live in that world anymore. If that were true, Kerry would be President right now.
There is a reason people refer to those old sources as the antique media.
They are losing their hold on the people.
The internet has risen.
Perhaps he was afraid that Kerry would find in Schroeder and Chirac good friends. Thus those two would treat him with more distance. When US and the EU argue with each other, Putin is dancing.
You are right - for about 35 to 40 % of the people. And that group is heavily weighted with under25somethings.
Unfortunately there is a huge group of politically active folks in their 30's to 70's that simply adhere to the old media and will not believe what is being uncovered (and covered) by the blogs and other alternate forms of media.
I live in Seattle - a place you would think would be pretty hip to the internet. Yet many I know in the 40 to 70 bracket will look at sources on the internet but give them no credence unless its got an old time name on it: NYT, Washington Post, CBS, CNN, Time, Newsweek - el al.
Of course Seattle is a liberal cesspool....but that is another story!!