"At the same time, Joe Trippi might be right in noting that the broadcast media, who, after all, are the main financial beneficiaries of the electoral process, have a vested interest in killing off self-organized citizen campaigning."
I wonder why the framing? The ahistorical and out of context quoting in the article is what the news editors will consciously or unconsciously have decided is their truth. Unless it was on purpose. More grist for my forthcoming paper on media practices.