Peter Daou was one of the sharp people in the Kerry campaign. He was their internet contact person, and if the Kerry people hadn’t refused to listen to him they probably would have won the election.
His latest piece is as good a summary of how today’s media works as I’ve ever seen.
A short sample:
Democratic strategists haven’t learned how to distinguish between stories and storylines. (The insidious effect of infectious narratives, the power of inoculation techniques, the concept of memetics and the role of the Internet, are alien to the Democratic establishment. And I say that having been in the belly of that establishment during the 2004 election).
But read it all.