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Live by the bubble, die by the bubble

 
 
nimh
 
Reply Sat 18 Oct, 2008 07:05 pm
Live by the bubble, die by the bubble

October 16, 2008
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The monocultural discipline which the conservative media offered made for a relentlessly on-message electoral fighting force in 2000 and 2004. But the same monoculturalism now makes for a movement that's largely unable to look at itself from the outside and correct itself. They realise their message isn't resonating, but can't understand whyever not. All that's left is anger and frustration.

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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 18 Oct, 2008 07:16 pm
Sounds about right. Very interesting, nimh. Thanks for posting:

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The monocultural discipline which the conservative media territory offered made for a relentlessly on-message electoral fighting force in 2000 and 2004. Bolstered by Fox and talk radio on the airwaves, the movement conservatives were able to monopolise the party and push out moderates and independent thinkers, in a way MoveOn and the lefty blogosphere never succeeded in doing with the Democratic Party.

But the same monoculturalism now makes for a movement that’s largely unable to look at itself from the outside. They realise their message isnt resonating, but can’t understand whyever not. It’s living inside the bubble that made them such a cohesive machine. But it’s living in the same bubble that makes them unable to correct themselves and adapt now. All that’s left is anger and frustration.

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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 18 Oct, 2008 07:40 pm
@nimh,
This sentence in the article pretty much sums it up:
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Check in with the rightwing media now, however, and that’s all they have: a collection of narrow talking points with little relevance to life outside politics.
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nimh
 
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Reply Sat 18 Oct, 2008 08:14 pm
Thank you both! Nice to get feedback, specially if it's positive Smile
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 18 Oct, 2008 08:20 pm
@nimh,
All of this is brought to you by the rise and demise of the FAirness Doctrine.
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