For all my friends across the pond:
Blog Wars on BBC 4
17 January 2007 - BBC4 - 10.30pm
2006 was the year that blogs bookmarked their place on the political scene. Brook Lapping Productions’ ‘Blog War’ team was there to see it happen.
Blogs are dismissed and heralded in equal measure. Some call them a platform for unpublishable nerds and obsessives. Others say they have renewed American democracy.
Conservative blogs came from nowhere in 2004 to help tilt the Presidential election in favour of George Bush. In 2006 liberal bloggers hit back, landing punches across the country as Bush ‘took a thumping’.
The ‘Blog Wars’ team interviewed the biggest players in the blogosphere and gained intimate access to the hottest primary of the year, where a blog-driven campaign in Connecticut tried to force 18-year incumbent and Washington heavyweight Joe Lieberman off the Democratic ticket.
Executive Producer: Phil Craig
Producer/ Director: James Rogan
Editor: Brett Irwin
Assistant Producer: Will Dixon
17 January 2007