Greg Mitchell offers an excerpt of his new book Why Obama Won at Huffington Post. In it, he attempts to explain the new state of politics.
This excerpt poses the essential question that Mitchell attempts to explore:
How did sites with names like Politico and FiveThirtyEight and Eschaton
and Crooks and Liars and “HuffPo” collectively come to rival the three
television networks in influence, even if partly by influencing the
networks themselves? It’s been more than thirty-five years since “The
Boys on the Bus” were anointed and celebrated. Now Huffington Post’s
“Off the Bus” site often made headlines with on-the-scene bulletins and
audio/video snippets from some 3000 contributors.