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In 2004, political bloggers came of age. They propelled Howard Dean from fringe candidate to front-runner. They took on CBS anchor Dan Rather and won. As the 2006 mid-term elections ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Bob Adams Bob Adams ... Connecticut Bob
Beau Anderson Beau Anderson ... Spazeboy
John Aravosis John Aravosis ... Self
Keith Crane Keith Crane ... Self
Jane Hamsher Jane Hamsher ... Self
John Hinderaker John Hinderaker ... Self
Christopher Hitchens ... Self
Charles Johnson Charles Johnson ... Self
Ned Lamont Ned Lamont ... Self
Joe Lieberman ... Self
Michelle Malkin Michelle Malkin ... Self
Markos Moulitsas Markos Moulitsas ... Self
Andrew Sullivan ... Self
Tom Swan Tom Swan ... Tom Swan
Tim Tagaris Tim Tagaris ... Self
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In 2004, political bloggers came of age. They propelled Howard Dean from fringe candidate to front-runner. They took on CBS anchor Dan Rather and won. As the 2006 mid-term elections approached, bloggers were preparing for battle again. This documentary examines how online democratic activism is shaping important elections by focusing on the decisive Connecticut senate race and Ned Lamont's challenge to incumbent Joe Lieberman. Written by Anonymous

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16 February 2009 | by HolyteethSee all my reviews

I think the Connecticut democratic primaries were a great example of the blogging culture right when it hit its stride - it showed the influence of blogging on our politics, and the players involved in political blogging.

It focused on Democratic blogging because the Democrats were the ones at the forefront of blogging. And are the ones to develop a real "Netroots" as they call them to counter corporate media.

It covers many of the local bloggers and some of the events that led to them disowning Lieberman.

It also shows some of the larger players like Markos of Daily Kos and Jane from Firedoglake.com who do blogging full time to create the forums and venues for campaigns to pick up steam and buzz.

As the other post mentioned the movie included conservative bloggers in its overview of the blogging world and also some of the traditional media players that look down on the blogging culture.

The episode with Dan Rather was clearly an attempt by the right wing to silence opposition to Bush during the war and showed that the truth can't protect even a long time reporter. Hardly an example of blogging triumph but an example of its controversial nature.

(Barely anyone knows that Laura bush is a drunk driver known to have killed someone from behind the wheel but of course everybody knows that Obama sat on the board with William Ayers - a member of the weatherman who committed his crimes when Obama was like twelve years old.) Clearly the other post here has a right wing bias to it mine obviously a left wing one.

The conservative bloggers are attractive while the liberal ones are immature? please.

And Andrew Sullivan is a conservative blogger not a traditional media journalist.

Ned Lamont was a better candidate than Joe Lieberman for 2006 when the Iraq war was the big Issue of the campaign season.

The lesson that blogger learned was one they already knew Joe Lieberman is in it for himself not for the Democratic Party - evidenced by Lieberman campaigning for McCain and standing on stage with him while Obama was called a terrorist. He ran as an independent and basically relied on Republicans, moderate democrats and name recognition to win the general election.

Sorry to go off in a political direction but the last post was filled with so many errors I felt the need to correct them.


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