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Daily Digest: "Loud Anomaly" or Dem Base?

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, July 15 2008

The Web on the Candidates

The Candidates on the Web

  • Newsweek's Andrew Romano, for one, couldn't care less if John McCain can use "a Google" or not. The four-term senator's "computer illiteracy," argues Andrew, "doesn't reflect a lack of curiosity -- it reflects a lack of necessity."

  • Wall Street Journal: "Latino Bloggers React To Candidates’ Outreach Efforts." You're busy, so I'll summarize: the Latino community is hardly homogeneous, and reactions are mixed!

  • The Huffington Post's Amanda Michel asks an excellent question: why the different press reactions to Mayhill Fowler's gotcha moments with Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and Jesse Jackson's hot mic ("I want to cut his...") oopsie on Fox? Amanda calls the disparate ways the incidents were handled "the basic psychology of hypocrisy."

TechCongress and Beyond

  • Future Majority's Kevin Bondelli's is quite "riled up" over House Republican Policy Committee chairman Thad McCotter's sarcastically commie-flavored video on the Twitter Dome Scandal. Perhaps most irksome to Kevin: the pro-soc-net video -- posted on an account less than a week old -- spells YouTube as "UTube."

  • Social networking is reshaping charitable giving. One reason? It seems to hold true for both politics and panda-bear protection efforts -- people are more likely to respond to friends and acquaintances than to professional fundraisers.

  • Threadless loves democracy! But it doesn't <3 partisanship, so if you are going to enter the community-driven t-shirt company's latest design contest, make your t-shirt neither red nor blue.