The War on Blogs

by Andy Polaine on October 31, 2006

Now that large corporations like Dell have started to ‘get’ blogs since the various Dell Hell blog posts started panning their stock price it appears that Dick Cheney has realised that other people might also “manipulate the media”. How dare they? This from the BBC story (note that he’s talking to Fox News):

Mr Rumsfeld said earlier this year that he was concerned by the success of US enemies in “manipulating the media”.

“That’s the thing that keeps me up at night,” Mr Rumsfeld said.

On Monday, US Vice President Dick Cheney also made reference to the use of media, suggesting insurgents had increased their attacks and were checking the internet to keep track of American public opinion.

“It’s my belief that they’re very sensitive of the fact that we’ve got an election scheduled and they can get on the websites like anybody else,” Mr Cheney told Fox News.

“There isn’t anything that’s on the internet that’s not accessible to them. They’re on it all the time. They’re very sophisticated users of it.”

Sophisticated users of “the Internets”? Next they’ll be using The Google to bomb Bush’s ranch.

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