Discusses the role of left-leaning political blogs in the 2006 election, with special focus on Connecticut. Traces rise and significance of the American left blogosphere. Argues that the mainstream media overestimate the important of Joe Lieberman's re-election against blog-supported candidate Ned Lamont, missing the broader significance of the Democratic wins.
BLOGS IN THE US ELECTION The congressional elections of are the first United Stateselection to take place since the political blogosphere emerged as... more
BLOGS IN THE US ELECTION The congressional elections of are the first United Stateselection to take place since the political blogosphere emerged as aninfluential voice in American politics both in its own self-perception andin the estimation of the US mainstream media The following discussionwill consider the role of political blogs in the election and themainstream media's response with particular emphasis on the Connecticutsenate race between Joe Lieberman and Ned Lamont The written political blog has established itself as thecharacteristic political expression of