I thought Will Dixon was kidding when he told me that was the name they came up with for the documentary. I figured it was just a working title, and they'd come up with something really cool eventually. I guess I figured wrong.
"Blog Wars" makes it sound like we're in a battle against OTHER blogs, rather than using the Internet to gather support and publicize our candidates. Very little of our blog space was used to directly address other blogs; notably the Joe2006 Official Blog. In fact, I created a mirror blog just so we'd be able to comment on THEIR blog.
But that was a tiny bit of what we were doing.
I'm also going through a slight case of jitters about how we'll be portrayed; I've discussed this before. What would probably be the coolest thing would be for it to end up looking like a "Spinal Tap" type of documentary. That, at least, would be funny. Hopefully, some of the humor in our efforts will translate onto the TV screen.
From Brook Lapping:
Blog Wars: 60-min Documentary for Sundance and BBC
5 December 2006
Brook Lapping's hotly-anticipated "blogumentary" will premiere in the US on December 28th at 10pm on the Sundance Channel. It will be seen in the UK on the BBC next year.
In 2004, political bloggers came of age. They propelled Howard Dean from fringe candidate to front-runner. They took on CBS anchor Dan Rather and won. As the 2006 mid-term elections approached, bloggers were preparing for battle again. Executive Producer Phil Craig and Director James Rogan's sharp documentary examines how online democratic activism is shaping important elections by focusing on the decisive Connecticut senate race and Ned Lamont’s challenge to incumbent Joe Lieberman.
Thursday December 28th 2006 at 10pm
Saturday December 30th 2006 at 7pm