Saturday, November 06, 2004

Peggy Noonan Has Something For Us

Peggy Noonan
Over at The Wall Street Journal, Peggy Noonan has chimed in with her list of winners and losers from this election cycle.

She considers the elite mainstream media as, "The biggest loser." Concerning CBS's "60 Minutes" (Rathergate) as well as The New York Times (Bombgate) episodes, Noonan comments on the Bloggers as follows
"The yeomen of the blogosphere and AM radio and the Internet took them down. It was to me a great historical development in the history of politics in America. It was Agincourt. It was the yeoman of King Harry taking down the French aristocracy [armored knights on horseback] with new technology [long-bows] and rough guts. God bless the pajama-clad yeomen of America. Some day, when America is hit again, and lines go down, and media are hard to get, these bloggers and site runners and independent Internetters of all sorts will find a way to file, and get their word out, and it will be part of the saving of our country."
Yes, we jinn have been loosed from our respective bottles, and it is highly unlikely that Rather, Brokaw, Jennings, Coppel, Time/Warner, or any of the other traditionally left-leaning media (or Rupert Murdoch, for that matter) will be capable of putting us back into them.