Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Mainstream Media Time and Blog Time

John Podhoretz of the New York Post has an interesting article about the difference between the Mainstream Media ( or also the "Old Media") and the Internet Blogs and how the Blogs are much faster on the news cycle.

October 24, 2006 -- FOR those who follow political news, there are now two kinds of time: Mainstream Media Time and Blog Time.

If your clock's set to Mainstream Media Time, you believe for a certainty that the Democrats are poised to win 20 to 40 seats in the House of Representatives, thereby taking control of that body for the first time in 12 years. You also think Democrats are on the cusp of winning six Senate seats to take control of that chamber as well...

If your clock is set to Blog Time, you believed all that at the start of last week. By last Thursday, however, those of you on Blog Time began to discern a change: Suddenly, things weren't quite so bad for Republicans or quite so great for Democrats....
(To read the entire article click on the title above for a link)