Take a look at this story on Digg. Both the story itself and its treatment on Digg are interesting. The story is a short video segment where Fox put Ron Paul on to give his spiel. What is striking is that this only happened because “hundreds” of Fox viewers contacted them (by e-mail I think) complaining about the lack of mainstream coverage of Paul’s candidacy.
Then this story was put on Digg and has over 1500 Diggs, making it one of the most Dugg stories in the last couple weeks in the US Elections 2008 topic on Digg. The most popular comments (comments are voted on as well on Digg) are notable…
12:03 pm on March 23, 2007 Email Stephen W. Carson
“Ron Paul is Founding Father material. He is the ONLY candidate worth voting for.”
“Founding Father material” is right! I’m 60 years old and have never voted but I WILL vote for Ron Paul.
“I was unenthusiastic about the 2008 elections. Then a few weeks ago I learned about Dr. Ron Paul. Finally, here is a candidate I can happily support.”
“…according to the Economist, Ron Paul has got some serious internet hype going for him.”
“The reason you see so many people online bringing his name up is for one reason, he isn’t getting the TV coverage that all the big names like Hillary are getting, so we are using the only other way we know how at this point in time, the internet. And in my opinion its a wonderful way.”