May 13, 2004

The Great Divide...

Andrew Sullivan writes:

In the blogosphere, we are sometimes in tune with national moods. My gut tells me that the Nick Berg video has had much more psychic impact in this country than the Abu Ghraib horrors. I even notice some small evidence for this. Every political blog site has just seen an exponential jump in traffic - far more than anything that occurred during the Abu Ghraib unfolding. My traffic went through the roof yesterday, and, according to Alexa, so did everyone else's. People who have tuned the war out suddenly tuned the war in. They get it. Will the mainstream media?
My traffic too. (Well, it doubled. I think Sullivan is a bit fuzzy on the meaning of exponential.) I suspect this will be, in a smaller way, a divide like that between 9/12 people and 9/10 people.

Posted by John Weidner at May 13, 2004 1:46 PM
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