Poe's book does not lend itself to serialization as do other books. However in an odd twist of fate the ad nauseum plethora of Clinton scandals may have fostered the sites we know and love on the web.
Big media such as the NYT and the alphabet chanels had grown arrogant. By the eighties the first hint of a counter culture had emerged. NYC was abuz with the legendary talk show host Bob Grant and there was a new upstart that all the students were talking about his name was Limbaugh. There was the NY Post that was a real paper featuring Breindel, Podhoretz, Kerison and many others. Our 60's radical professors railed against these new voices. They recalled their youthful days of fighting the system. The young students response was you are the system and your glory days were more about free sex and pot then coherent politics. Our professors vilified Reagan in almost the same manner that the current President is vilified. Sharon was not even Prime Minister and the deranged leftists were comparing him to Hitler. The darlings of the left were the Sandanistas who were held up as victims of Reagan.
Somehow I ended up in the cool hip underground and didn't even know it. My friends and I didn't have visions of changing the world . We were college students enjoying life while the new voices were slaying the sacred cows of the Left. The left became increasingly shrill and even Liberals like my late friend Saul were noticing an authoritarian streak on the far left. A group of friends were eating in the cafeteria when an agitated professor demanded we get rid of hate litteratue. The litterature she was refering to was the NY Post and rather then fight we gave up our copies and laughed at the incedent. The irony was the more agitated the professors became the cooler reading the Post or listening to Grant became. Grant and not Limbaugh was the big man in NYC. In the early days of Limbaugh he had the caller abortion segment where NYC callers would ask to be aborted. That segment and the homeless updates drove the professors nuts.
Poes book doccuments how big media malfeasance with regards to the Clinton scandals
led to the plethora of sites we love today. Hillary's vast right wing conspiracy was actually true in reverse. The media negligence with a series of Clinton scandals and Hillary's draconian behavior directly led to the birth of a cottage industry underground news. The Clinton administration clearly abused its authority and used the IRS and the FBI to harass Clinton critics.
The left hyperventilates about invasion of privacy for terrorists. Yet the left sat silent as Hillay's henchman Livingstone aquired FBI files on Conservatives and reporters who dared dig into the Clinton scandals. The bigest thorn in the side of the Clintons was Chris Ruddy who pursued the strange deaths of Vince Foster and Ron Brown. The NY Post fired Ruddy due to pressure from the Clinton machine. Ruddy continued his work for Joseph Farrah. Farrahs organization was targeted by the IRS and had a series of mysterious burglaries. Identical burglaries also hit the American Spectator who were covering Troopergate . Troopergate was more then the sexual hijinks of Bill Clinton it also involved drug running at the Mena airport . The origin of the story was from the far left claiming the CIA was trading drugs to fund the Contras.
Farrah who went onto survive the Clinton harassment founded World Net Daily. Ruddy went on to build Newsmax a thorn in the side of the Clintons. Matt Drudge was propelled to new heights due to the media protection of the Clintons. The founding of Free Republic has its genesis on the prodigy Whitewater page. Even figures briefly passing the Clinton machine became stars in the new internet medium such as Lucianne Goldberg. My personal favorite Mark Levin was even involved in the defense of Joseph Farrah. Mark Levin has the best radio show and is newly syndicated and on the air in NYC , Detroit and Dallas. If you like Combative Constitutional Scholars Levin is the best. He also is acerbicaly comedic and has me in stitches every show.
Hillary was 100% wrong about the vast right wing conspiracy. However her authoritarian abuses and the neglect of her toadies in big media created business opportunities for people who were way smarter then the Clintons. Bill Clinton saved his bacon in the short run but he crippled the Democratic party nationaly and gave rise to voices that changed the old media arrogance forever.
Beamish in 08, Ducky to the smoke house and 167 to be fitted with a strait jacket.