The “Liberal Media Elite?”

So someone named Heather posted a survey of WordPress bloggers’ presidential picks last week and the results were unsurprising. But it got me thinking about all of the “liberal media elite” comments that Palin made during the election. It’s obvious, even by Heather’s survey alone, that the liberal media is in no way “elite.” In fact, the media is dominated by average Joe’s without an agenda other than to express their opinions.

One of reason’s Obama won was because he was (and still is) able to embrace user-generated media rather than just traditional media outlets. In fact, McCain and Palin’s appearances in traditional media (namely TV) backfired, and were used by bloggers and social media-users in support of Obama. Videos of the Republican pair’s appearance on SNL spread like wildfire in blogs and on Facebook. But this was only to the detriment of their campaign. Albeit, some conservative blogs, like Jonathan Martin’s Politico blog, saw it is positive for the GOP, but honestly the stint was just another chance for Palin and McCain to make fools of themselves.

Yes, I understand that there are conservative bloggers out there, but let’s face the facts: liberals tend to be more tech savvy and supportive of change and democracy – and that’s what social media represents.

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