Blogs vs. Lott

When the major media and the Democratic leadership in the Senate were ready to give Lott a pass on his accidental honesty at Strom’s 100th birthday party, it was the blogosphere that kept the story alive until the beltway consensus gelled and the pile-on began.
We always here about the power of right-wing talk radio and the libertarian blogosphere to build a drumbeat in an echo chamber and influence national politics. Are we now seeing a similar stirring from the left, a late-blooming awareness that we (that is, anyone) can set the agenda without waiting for the imprimatur of the powers that be?