As the Republican Party careens off into the netherworld of nuttery crafted by right wingnuts, we must ask ourselves what role users of new media play in helping craft their appeal. Do they deserve the attention we afford them through our own actions employing new media/social media?
Later this year, the RightNetwork, a network dedicated to programming solely for conservatives, will launch. I’m intrigued by this network for a few reasons.
The latest ideological skirmish will be played out through a History Channel mini-series on the Kennedys by conservative producer Joel Surnow. The problem, though, runs much deeper than shoddy history. It is rooted in a fundamental epistemological divide between left and right over what constitutes truth and how we arrive at it.