The influence of blogs

Danny Glover in the National Journal on the importance of blogging in US politics, arguing that bloggers are indirectly influential, because they help to frame issues and define the agenda.

As Hampton Stephens points out, there have been few, if any, examples in the US of blogs affecting US foreign policy (yet), though arguably they have been important in the UK in keeping some attention on the controversy over extaordinry rendition.

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