In the wake of President Obama’s election in November, there was a sense of anticlimax among the left-leaning media covering the event.
There was also at least a vague sense of a clock ticking.
After all, a number of liberal websites that were floated on the tidal wave of interest in the 2008 election–like the Huffington Post and Daily Kos–owed their rise to disillusionment with the Bush White House.
How would these sites fare in the post-election world, now that their guy had won?
According to Nielsen NetView, the Huffington Post had 7.81 million unique visitors in July up from the 7.35 million it received in January. Politico had 3.4 million, up slightly over the 3.21 million it amassed in January. More…