Quotes for the week ending 7 March, 2009

“Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer. Rush Limbaugh’s whole thing is entertainment,” Steele said. “Yes, it is incendiary. Yes, it is ugly.”

Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele who took issue with the notion that Rush Limbaugh is the de facto leader of the GOP.

“I would be honored if the Drive-By Media headlined me all day long: “Limbaugh: I Hope Obama Fails.”

Rush Limbaugh’s statement in January that began the controversy.

“An intellectual campfire”

John Byrne, of BusinessWeek, describing how he, a digital immigrant (not a digital native) thinks the ‘story’ in journalism is developed where people gather and converse.

“Because we’re rotting corpses grasping for any glimmer of relevance, John!”

Samantha Bee, reporting about Twitter (and Congress) on the Jon Stewart show.

“the ability to run an open, transparent, participatory and collaborative government.”

Barack Obama’s pick, Vivek Kundra, as as his chief information officer.

“While they wait for better jobs to appear, they’re going to invent online tools that supplant the current ones — tools whose modus vivendi is emotional, not financial … Amid the rubble of foreclosures and layoffs, this may just be a little green shoot that transforms the recovery.”

Josh Bernoff of Forrester Research, at the Groundswell blog, on how volunteerism could change the tide.

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