Senator Thurmond, Josh, United States discussed on The West Wing Weekly


I have enough memory of what came before and lemon lime. And yes that is like dude you have you learned nothing and the answer is. No, that's right. I believe that he's learned nothing though. And so it's less about like a unbelievable moment in the plot. And more just like, look we've already watched this live. We already see what happens we've been there before rea- Donna says that gossip districts. How does she get this one of the dealer? I guess it's not the end of the world has weblogs. Say weblog, but he hasn't told anybody or I guess he told Kate, but he didn't tell C J or Toby both of them when they learn about it from the blog. They are understandably upset and think that he's being silly for not having revealed it earlier, so they could do some kind of damage control. Did you pause and read the blog, and I did not because maybe this is just this would actually be accurate, but there's a just a giant typo telling the story. It says the family was complete in shock. Are they trying to get like, hyper realistic, like this is the level of journalism, you find online or somebody just hitting the bike in before they wrote up what we're going to see on screen. The family was completed in shock. Yeah. Let me read you a little something from the internet about blogs. Sure. From Wikipedia an obscure source that I found online they haven't entry on blogs. And it says by two thousand four the role of blogs became increasingly mainstream. That's the year that we are in in this two thousand four as political consultants new services and candidates began using them as tools for outreach and opinion forming blogging was established by politicians and political candidates to express opinions on war and other issues and cemented blogs role as a new source even politicians not actively campaigning began to blog to bond with constituents. Israel was among the first national governments to set up an official blog, although in Israel. They're called gold's. They go, right. Or I guess their goal. You wouldn't put the S and the other right? Okay. Then I was looking for this section on political impact an early milestone in the rise in importance of blogs came in two thousand two when many bloggers focused on comments by US. Senate majority leader Trent Lott and Senator Lott at a party honoring Strom Thurmond praised Senator Thurmond by suggesting that the US would have been better off had Thurmond been elected president lots critics saw these comments as a tacit approval of racial segregation policy advocated by Thurmond's, nineteen forty eight presidential campaign. I remember this you remember this in two thousand two. Yeah. Indeed, I do. So this view was reinforced by documents and recorded interviews dug up by bloggers, for example, talking points memo parking coins memo now T PM is very much considered. Like, legit, political news source, you're but in two thousand two guess like district scene. Maybe it was seen more as like a fringe new source. Yeah. That's background the Russians were just starting all these box, right? Simply the lots comments were made at a public event attended by the media. No major media organizations reported on his controversial comments until after blogs broke the story. The blog is fear broke the story yet, they also broke. The Dan rather story where he said that President Bush's military service record was in conflict with accounts that were accepted turned out that the documents were forgeries, and you know, and that led to Dan rathers resignation. So Josh does not disclose this. Then they find out and then he decides to call up the blogger and yell at her and. Yeah. And then she starts just transcribing. What he's I mean. It's just so dumb. Josh is just so dumb in this episode. His. His dumb ass in this episode. Yeah. It did kind of amusement idea of saying this is off the record..

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