Ok, I'm like PROPOSITION: The Internet has been one siginificant factor in the rightward movemet of the US for a number of reasons:
A) It has served to scatter the "left" into a million different sites with
little common denominators.
B) It has facilitated attempts to split and drive wedges betweeen facets
of the left, as we see for example in the efforts on left-liberal sites
like Counterpunch to point the 9/11 movement as ESSENTIALLY
rightitist. This is done by creating lifestyle niches a la Counterpunchs
ing "people who listen to Wilco and are aspiring to become the
last Independent Sociologist, should scoff at anyone who ever says the
sounds 9/11 because these people are low class Idaho listeners to
Alex Jones, and they necessarily hate jews dot com." (by the way I
think there are some of the very best articles on the net on Counter-
punch and this irony could well be exaclty the point -- see history of
the left liberal Encounter Magazine 1950-64, which was entirely paid
for by the CIA)
C) It facilitates the niche political marketing of groups like MoveOn.
This is BUshe-enabeling, because these ADA ish groups inevitably
end up selliing the latest Hillary Rodham Bush to people who know
and might call the bluff of the DLC_DNC if they were not at least
feeling alittle comfy on a website of their wewy wewy own.
D) The internet serves as an excuse for the Corporate Media to
be less and less balanced every day. Harry Reid is viewed as
Trotsky on this slimfast political spectrum. No I mean Trotsky
when he was still breathing.
E) It enables the Corporate Media to seem Mainstream because of
solely the number of readers-watchers it has. Even though there
might be 80% (of the MSM audience) who get thier news from wesites, because they scoff at the Brittnybellyuttonification of Wolf
Blitzkreig's Drang nach osten.
F) A few other reasons which I will type later when im seven %