Monday, May 19, 2008

The DNC's McCainPedia

All hail the new media revolution. The Democratic National Committee has launched a new research/framing tool for the 2008 Presidential Election called McCainPedia. It's a wiki-esque database of information about John McCain designed to frame his candidacy in a way that is friendly to the Democratic chances for victory. It's not open source, however, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Still, it shows why the Dems understand new media and the GOP is being left in the dustbin of history. Enjoy.


mike's spot said...

No one will ever accuse politics of being classy.

Mike Plugh said...

That's true. The thing is, this McCainPedia does work to counter the spin that the media seem to bite hook, line, and sinker from the McCain as Maverick meme. It's worth it to get better info out there than the spin and news management.

The thing is, two can play at this game. An ObamaPedia would surely fuel talking points about Tony Rezko, Reverend Wright, Ayers, and the rest.

If the mainstream media did its job well, this wouldn't be necessary or even possible.

mike's spot said...

I have to confess- as soon as I saw McCainpedia I frantically searched for hillarypedia to no avail.