Wednesday, November 4, 2009
H/T to And so it goes in Shreveport
The traditional media is dying and I think few would argue with that. With the advent of the internet dawned an era of nearly countless possibilities for new media innovation. I’m excited to see how new media innovations are being used on the right in recent days. After the left was handedly credited as the self proclaimed internet technology innovators in the 2008 elections, it appears that the right has been rapidly responding.
CNN has already conceded twitter as a conservative medium. However, it looks as though several congress members are taking advantage of opencongress.org via amplify.com. Through this medium, Republican congress members are able to comment and post on specific portions of Pelosi’s gigantic 1,900 page bill. The result is likely to cause needed scrutiny on specific section hidden within a behemoth bill.
SECTION 223: BUREAUCRATS IN CHARGE OF DECISIONS THAT SHOULD BE MADE BY PATIENTS
John Boehner says:
Despite what congressional Democrats claim, H.R. 3962 would put government bureaucrats in charge of decisions that should be made by patients, their families, and their doctors.
Pages 111-116; Section 223 – The bill establishes a Health Benefits Advisory Committee to make determinations about health care services that will be available to Americans...
Traditional media has largely ignored and marginalized the Republican message in favor of projecting the Obama sponsored “Party of No” template. Whether you are on the left or right, this is a great political innovation, because it allows for the open discourse of ideas without the third party ideological spin that comes with traditional media. It is politicians taking their case directly to the people.