Monday, September 13, 2004

Catastrophe Theory at Work

Mike Rappaport at The Right Coast calls it "Rathergate as Agincourt," but his description of recent events offers a good illustration of catastrophe theory:
...Had the blogosphere not kept the Swiftboat case alive, it is not clear CBS would have been desparate [sic] enough to go with these fraudulent documents. Thus, the CBS story may be the result of main stream media's frustration at not controlling the news previously....
Think of the Titanic. Think of the blogosphere as the iceberg that the Titanic's captain refused to heed in his headlong rush to cross the Atlantic in record time.