Saturday, June 19, 2010

Hmmm, how interesting

No, not this piece on Ann Coulter's failure to make mainstream news. Haven't thought about or listened to her for many years, even when she was still making news. But I'm finding James Joyner's post about it rather fascinating. Is it me or did he just effectively say that Coulter is getting too old to be hot anymore so the wingers have moved on to younger women who do the crazy just as well?

Also thinking that this illustrates something I've believed for a long time. I assume Coulter still has a wingnut fan base, or she wouldn't be getting a soapbox at the big wingnut outlets. Looks to me like she lost her crossover into mainstream news steam when the majority of lefties lost interest in obsessively mocking her. Wingnut blogs also don't have the same influence on the narrative since the left stopped mocking their every post. In other words, attention, snarky or serious, equals influence.

Just saying, but would love to test that theory with Palin and Beck. Something like a month long embargo on linking to any establishment media coverage on Palin and just ignoring Beck altogether. Guess it won't happen though, as long as it drives traffic on both sides.

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Anonymous joe in oklahoma said...

they have sarah palin now... no need for ann

10:00:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Sarah and dozens of other vapid Fox drones.

10:57:00 AM  

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