In the July issue of Townhall Magazine, Robert Bluey, director of the Center for Media and Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation, explains why the Internet plays a fundamental role in expanding our right to free speech and how it will influence the 2008 elections. Bluey's piece, "Web of Influence," is a foray into the mass communication world via the Internet's expanding influence in U.S. politics. Bluey discusses the phenomenon:
These online innovations [e-mail, blogging, video-sharing Web sites, and social networking] are a symbol of America's strength - making virtually every citizen his or her own publisher.
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