Comments Go Poof

According to Thirdpower, the old comments over at the Brady Campaign Blog have gone poof, before Reasoned Discourse set in, have all gone poof.  I’m not much of a betting man, but if I were, I kind of wonder of these slides from my presentation, which you couldn’t see on the video, but could hear me referring to, had something to do with it.

I’m willing to bet the Brady Campaign is pretty fanatical about controlling their message.  What advocacy groups need to understand is, there’s no doing that in new media.  You speak with the message you have, and hope others follow it, but you don’t get much control.  Others will argue, and disagree.  A few days of studying the gun blogosphere will find as much disagreement as agreement.   But what happens if you’re trying to penetrate new media with a message that’s based on obfuscating issues and deception?  It’s not easy, that’s for sure.