Blogosphere and The Culture War

I didn’t have room to get into it, but I should add that pretty much everything I wrote in today’s G-File about conservatism also goes for the blogosphere/web. I’m hugely proud of NRO and I respect lots of sites on the web, but I would trade all of the conservative dominance on the web for conservative dominance in traditional media any day. Just because blogs are surprisingly influential, for example, doesn’t mean they are strategically preferable. Just as guerilla attacks can have a serious impact, I’d still rather have the US Army than the ragtag resources of the Jihadists and Baathists in Iraq.

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