National Review blasts software patents

The latest issue of the National Review (a right-wing publication) contains a column (written by Reihan Salam) harshly critical of software patents. The argument is the standard one that the free software community has been repeating for years: software patents impede innovation. The column even mentions Against Intellectual Monopoly. Is this a sign that awareness of the problem is slowly trickling into media circles outside the free software/techno-geek community?