Pleased To Meet You!

Hello Peach Pundit! And you thought Cynthia Tucker, Eleanor Cliff and Maureen Dowd were headaches. You ain’t seen nothing yet…

As a person who lives, breathes, works, plays and just about eats most meals in an online, high-speed environment, I sometimes wonder if I am losing touch with my less online-active friends and family. So about twice a year, I set aside a moment to worry about the digital divide in America. I might just pare that down to once a year for all the difference an online divide seems to make to my communicating efforts.

For instance, a relative called the other day, one I rarely hear from and one with whom I have rather pronounced political differences; I got a sinking feeling that I was doomed to an uncomfortable conversational void as soon as I picked-up the phone. About a minute into the call though, we were sharing a roaring laugh about a YouTube video — the one in which Presidential hopeful, Democrat John Edwards, is seen primping over his hairdo for a full two minutes as the song “I Feel Pretty” plays underneath the visual.

The relation on other end of the line does not even own a computer! He distrusts those as much as he does Democrats, yet he somehow knew all about this particular video clip, and relished rehashing virtually every frame of it for my benefit. That video had been passed not only virally around the Internet, but had also seeped into the offline populace and culture as well, by simple, good old-fashioned word-of-mouth and print.

So what I really want to focus on here with my Peach Pundit front page “priviledged” posts are media issues — particularly old media, new media and Georgia’s political landscape. Have they all now merged to create a seamless political environment? Yet? No? Maybe? Never?

You tell me!

23 comments

  1. GOPeach says:

    LOL….. ( I just had to be known as your very first comment poster!

    Sistas gotta hang together on this T-blog.
    “T” – testosterone…

    No seriously-

    I do not think it IS SEAMLESS yet…
    just headed that way again. I think that we need
    seams… just maybe wider stitches – like th close you buy at K-mart.

  2. GOPeach says:

    Okay… just a thought….

    I am 55+ years of age ( If a girl tells her age, she is liable to tell plum-near anythiing)…

    You are a girl with kids Spacey ( so I gather).

    I know that there are quite a few on PP 30 something and 20 something…

    I hope the teens stay locked up in a cage until they can leagally buy beer…

    My point is — older folks (clearing the throat) are finding political blogs a place to speak out, up, and down to issues.

  3. GOPeach says:

    Well…

    I just remembered she is “Pro-Chop” – I mean ” Pro-Choice”… what’s the dif…

    Nope! No female has the balls to stand up to Pro-Abortion legislators… YET!

  4. Gag Halfrunt says:

    Andre,

    Now that we have a Spacey posting on the front page of Peach Pundit, how about a spacey president?

    Oh wait! We’re doing that.

  5. bowersville says:

    You ask “Have they all merged to create a seamless political environment?”

    I guess we’re fixing to find out, especially in the 10th congressional of Georgia….

    since there is an all out assault on Jim Whitehead in the left leaning blogoshere here in Georgia. Such as;

    spaceygreview.com
    radicalgeorgiamoderate.com
    georgiawomenvote.blogspot.com
    blogfordemocracy.org
    tondeestavern.com…

    proxy posts on peachpundit for spacey…
    spacey…front page posting…peachpundit &

    rumors of Jim Whitehead bashing in the future from the DPG website ( I couldn’t check the DPG website, apparently it’s been down today).

  6. bowersville says:

    I guess my last comment was to lengthy to pass the spam filter and Erick’s probably at Spiderman, so I’ll edit. Spacy asks “Have they(media/politics) merged to create a seamless political environment?” If you are on the Whitehead team or vote in the 10th, you’re fixing to find out. Check the blogroll and contributors on the right of the screen along with the DPG site. You’ll find an all out political assault on Whitehead from the left leaning sites.

  7. Holly says:

    Bowersville, you’re about 24 hours behind, my friend.

    That said, I cannot get the DPG site to load.

  8. bowersville says:

    ‘Y Holly, I wasn’t throwing rocks at you. Nobody had mentioned it, the way I did, since SpaceyG posted on May 4, and the post on georgiawomenvote on the same date, so I did. If I peed in your cornflakes, forgive me.

    The DPG site has been down all day.

  9. bowersville says:

    I figured the Whitehead campaign had the info, but maybe everybody that reads this board and votes in the 10th, does not. I can only speak for myself, but it hacked me off that a bunch of bloggers from inside the perimeter of Atlanta and from Macon have entered this race to smear or support any candidate from the 10th, D or R.

    It’s really none of their business, they have their vote, we have ours.

  10. SpaceyG says:

    Bowers-V, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… the 10th is the only game in town, kinda sorta in town I suppose, and political bloggers have got to have their fix. They’re gonna jump in out of sheer boredom, now that the session’s over.

  11. Holly says:

    Eh, this kind of stuff is going to come up. It’s the nature of the game. You can’t get mad and dwell on it, though. You just work through it, give your best answer, and keep moving forward.

  12. bowersville says:

    I haven’t phased either side with my little rant have I? That’s good, it shows strength.

  13. buzzbrockway says:

    You ask a very big question SpaceyG.

    I think the merging of old media, new media and Georgia’s political landscape is taking place but not that far along right now. However, next year is an election year and candidates of all stripes had better figure out how to maximize their new media presence.

    How various campaigns use new media or perhaps more importantly, how new media find ways to impact various campaigns will be, I think, the driving force behind merging old media, new media and Georgia’s politics.

  14. Rick Day says:

    What I want to see is the old media’s stranglehold end on ‘public notices’, such as the AJC charging $1200 for a 2 line ad regarding alcohol permitting.

    Hello! Anti-trust concerns anyone?

    Oh.

    So, who the hell are you?

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