Seven long years after the blog craze began, otherwise-useless bloggers have finally had an effect on an election: They’ve kept shiny-haired squeaky-voiced oddity Sanjaya Malakar on the hit karaoke show American Idol, despite his inability to carry a tune.
Blog references to the shiny-haired oddity have risen by an alarming 338% since February.
But, like always, blogs don’t really have any impact on anything. It’s all Howard Stern’s fault. He’s telling his listeners to “vote” for Sanjaya — apparently you “vote” by calling a 900 number or something — and his millions of lemming-like fans do whatever he commands.