Who are the opinion leaders these days ?
Hard to say with the Internet, Facebook, Twitter and talk shows now competing with the old guard editorial writers who frankly haven't been weighing in as much as they used to.
One thing for sure. A soundbite with a snappy headline on Newzjunky has weight. I certainly found that out last fall and local officials are in those crosshairs a couple times a week now.
Are the new opinion leaders qualified to comment on the affairs of government and due to commercial pressures what topics are off limits to them ?