New Media Beat Old Media on Bush Amnesty Bill, Says Richard Viguerie
(Manassas, Virginia) Richard A. Viguerie, co-author of America’s Right Turn--How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power (Bonus Books, 2004), said that New and Alternative Media, along with grassroots efforts, were able to prevail over pressure from big business and the White House on the Bush Amnesty Bill.
Viguerie said conservatives using blogs, e-mail messages, websites, radio talk shows, cable TV, and direct mail were able to rally the American people to beat the Bush Administration and the business establishment.
“If this same fight had been waged even 20 years ago, the big boys probably would have won. Today, ordinary citizens were able to have their voices forcefully heard in Washington, D.C. This was a Harriet Miers-type moment,” he said. (received via email)
I think there was another factor involved in this. There was a noticeable lack of interest on the left as the right erupted in indignation. The AFL-CIO whined a bit, as did the usual Latino suspects, but the heavy hitters stayed out of it.
Question: Has anyone seen a quote from Hillary as this debate unfolded?