By David Swanson
Here’s a typical example of how the news cycle works now that the blogosphere interacts (or doesn’t) with independent and corporate media:
July 1, 2007, AfterDowningStreet.org Breaks Story of NSA Whistleblower Adrienne Kinne
May 13, 2008, Democracy Now picks up the story of Kinne
May 19, 2008, AfterDowningStreet.org Breaks Story of NSA Whistleblower David Murfee Faulk
October 9, 2008, ABC News picks up both stories with a focus on phone sex
October 10, 2008
Congress notices, yawns, scratches its ass, goes back to what it had been doing. Talk shows make jokes about the phone sex.