Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Good news from Baghdad, per blogger Zayed of Healing Iraq: "It was probably the largest demonstration in Baghdad for months. It wasn't just against terrorism. It was against Arab media, against the interference of neighbouring countries, against dictatorships, against Wahhabism, against oppression, and of course against the Ba'ath and Saddam."

Glenn Reynolds is looking for coverage by the mainstream press.

And Jeff Jarvis is feeling like a proud blogfather: "All it took was one person. Thanks to the Internet and weblogs -- and a little help from the community there -- it is possible for one man in a country just coming out from under dictatorship and war to speak to the world, to exercise free speech, to help spread that free speech, to report news, to make news, to build relationships, to create understanding."

5:36:04 PM    comment []

Dennis Glass will succeed David Stonecipher as CEO of Jefferson Pilot Financial. That's good for JP, and good for Greensboro. Imagine, a chief executive who actually lives in the same city as his company.

11:00:05 AM    comment []

Monkeytime: "The failure of the mainstream press to examine the role that Linda Daschle's lobbying may have played in her husband's decision not to run for president is just crappy journalism as usual, but what's Buzzflash's excuse?"

10:53:26 AM    comment []

Dave Winer: "Dean made a really huge mistake. When offered a chance to get on board with the same old idiots, Dean grabbed. Should've said 'Thanks Al, but no thanks.' Now it's kind of obvious that the next step is a (Bill) Clinton endorsement of Clark."

10:45:39 AM    comment []

Jay Rosen on the Howard Dean campaign: "The campaign is somewhere... out there. It is not at headquarters any more, although it talks to headquarters by blog."

He says the Times mag article spent so much time talking about lovelorn young staffers that it missed the real driving force behind the Internet campaign -- the need to reclaim the political process from the pros and insiders: "A control revolution, which took almost 50 years to play out, had by 2000 completed most of its work... Bush and Gore made themselves pitifully small for us—button pushers for the tiny portion of uncommitted voters the pros had identified as everything. "

It's a powerful piece, worth taking the time to read carefully. Logrolling alert: he does say nice things about my Dean campaign case study in it.

8:16:06 AM    comment []