Ron Paul Still on the Top of the Internet Charts
One reason that "mainstream media" should continue to fear blogs is because the best ones are truly independent. LAist is "owned" by a couple of people in New York who are busy running their own damn website. Plus, they believe that when you empower people and give them the freedom to grow, they will yield fruit faster and more beautiful than you ever expected.
The people of the Interwebs have found a star in Republican Texas presidential hopeful Ron Paul. Currently this three-month-old video is #1 on the Technorati Charts for most talked-about video.
When you realize that it means that the soft spoken libertarian is beating all those Philippine prisoners doing the Thriller dance, the question shouldn't be "Why is LAist continuing to beat the drum for Ron Paul?" it should be "Why do you allow the LA Times, and the local news stations to turn their back on the most interesting, and seemingly the most popular person in the race?"
Watching the way the MSM apparently decided long ago that only a few people were going to become president, therefore those were the only ones who would get covered, is a very creepy manipulation of their power, and another tell-tale sign of their lazy workhabits.
But worse, it's further proof that traditional media couldn't give a rat's ass about what is happening on the Internet, even if what's happening is revolutionary.