You know, sometimes I wish I were making this stuff up.
A crack team of cybernauts will form a rapid response internet “war room” to track and respond aggressively to online rumours that Barack Obama is unpatriotic and a Muslim.
Now, as funny as this is, it also demonstrates a few key points: 1) There are no real grassroots for the other team, 2) the other team recognizes the power behind new media, and 3) lol cybernauts.
Taking each of those in order, the 1st one is pretty self-explanatory. You see countless, countless instances of anti-gun groups having to literally pay people to be their voice on the internet, which causes them to often falsely assume that we’re all paid shills as well. Now, there are legitimate left-wing bloggers who aren’t paid shills for the Democrats, but at the same time, the fact that Obama is forming and internets task-force of cybernauts (ahahahahahahaha) speaks volumes.
The fact that the Obama campaign recognizes the power of New Media is nothing new to us though – even his pet anti-gun group AHSA rolls around the web trolling pro-gun blogs and calling people names. Actions like this demonstrate that the internet is the voice to compete with, stuff said on the internet almost never goes away and can be incredibly pervasive.
Finally, point number 3. Hahahahahahahahahahaha “cybernauts”.