Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), is the Senate Minority Leader. Breitbart News had the opportunity to discuss Sen. McConnell’s view of the new media and how it has impacted the culture of DC last week. Here is the transcript:
Q: Sen. McConnell, you've been taken to task by certain bloggers who say that you don't take the concerns of the new media sufficiently seriously. What do you think the importance or impact has been of the new media on the political debate? And what should their role be?
A: Well, I think we’re most effective when we’re directing our energies at debunking liberal arguments and exposing media bias, but I also think we sharpen our arguments when we’re challenged by our friends and allies. In fact, this may be the most important contribution of new media on Washington.
On the second part of your question, if you’re looking for proof of the power and impact of new media today, look no farther than the outpouring of grief over Andrew Breitbart’s tragic passing.