Sunday, May 28, 2006

Let's hope so

Today's Times Union reports here: TV political attack ads a dying breed:
One of the most effective, criticized and ubiquitous tools of American politics over the last 40 years -- the 30-second TV attack ad -- may be losing its punch.

It's not that you will see fewer of these negative spots come the fall elections, when Republicans and Democrats will be at each others' throats in an all-out fight for Congress. But these pillars of the Old Politics are increasingly surrounded by the Internet's seemingly infinite capacity for narrowcast causes, broadcast grievances and instant responses.

You can count on us to do our part.