Americans Care When Democracy Is Undermined
Media Matters has an interesting story about how people not only in power, but in the media, have mistaken notions about the public’s interest and concern about the Fitzgerald investigation.
It could be that officials and journalists alike are used to Americans’ disinterest in the nitty gritty details of politics as usual. However, grassroots movements have been growing over the past decade – largely fueled by the power of the Internet. As news is no longer controlled by a handful of power houses, people have more access to the real story. Whole cyber-communities have sprung up that address the issues – and I believe Americans feel much more involved and more connected because of these communities.
How profound the impact of the Internet will be on future elections remains to be seen, and we have barely tapped into the potential this medium has to change the face of politics and reporting.