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The Legacy of Daily Kos

John Hawkins has a column today about the legacy of the Daily Kos blog. He includes lots of quotes from the "best of" Kos.


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'comment.'Someone ... (Below threshold)

'comment.'

Someone had to go first!

The DailyKos has been label... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

The DailyKos has been labeled an official hate site. I am glad. ww

Someone should put up a bes... (Below threshold)
jp2:

Someone should put up a best of Wizbang. Would be an interesting comparison if the site had readership/influence. The Kossacks are partying hard right now and I can understand the envy.

I can think of a few examples:
-Harry Reid's illegal land deal
-Jews in Iran have to wear badges
-keith ellison called the cops on Tancredo
-Haditha was a hoax

Make the pie higher!

Oh and maybe my favorite headline:
"Daily Kos jumps the shark"
http://wizbangblog.com/content/2006/02/14/dailykos-jumps.php

<a href="http://www.dailyko... (Below threshold) jp2, all one must do is loo... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

jp2, all one must do is look at your comments here, over time to see what you really are. Not crazy enough for Kos. For anyone to compare Wizbang with the Daily Kos. Well let us just say this. The hate available on DK in a single day is greater than that all the trolls who have ever commented here have generated that includes the idiot, Lee Ward.

Really? Should I point you ... (Below threshold)
jp2:

Really? Should I point you to the librul killing fantasies that often appear in comments? You prolly wouldn't believe your lying eyes...

The Daily Kos.. Putting the... (Below threshold)
Vegas Vic:

The Daily Kos.. Putting the "K" back into the "KKK"!!

Daily KOS(Crock) , proud... (Below threshold)
RobLACal.:

Daily KOS(Crock) , proud sponsors of the 3% dead enders.

jp2, if you're saying that ... (Below threshold)

jp2, if you're saying that some Wizbang COMMENTERS are crazy, I won't argue with you.

But to compare Wizbang AUTHORS to Kos authors... well, perhaps if you include a Kos wannabe or two over at Blue, you might have a fair comparison.

J.

jp2 is another known spinne... (Below threshold)
LoveAmerica Immigrant:

jp2 is another known spinner. He didn't bother to read the link provided by Lorie. Otherwise, he would have tried a more honest comparison

Of course, you can expect Democrats to deny that the Daily Kos is a poison well of extremism, conspiracies, and anti-American sentiment. However, let's take a look at what some of the writers on that blog -- note that I said the writers, not just people leaving comments -- have had to say.

Most notoriously, the founder of the Daily Kos, Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, wrote this about American contractors who were murdered in Iraq and had their bodies desecrated,

Translation of jp2's commen... (Below threshold)

Translation of jp2's comment: "Quick, look over there!"

This is funny</a... (Below threshold)

This is funny.

Trolling defined:

Proven-false information, conspiracy theories, or debunked talking points.

The whole page is pretty funny and while they go to great lengths to talk about trolls they completely neglect to hold their authors to the same standards. Every bit of it is subject to one's political viewpoint. Trolls are anyone to the right of center. Period.

Shoot. I always forget to ... (Below threshold)

Shoot. I always forget to add the link! Here it is.

jp2 is just looking for any... (Below threshold)
C-C-G Author Profile Page:

jp2 is just looking for any excuse he can find to smear Wizbang. That's the only reason he comes here, apparently, to toss around poo.

"jp2, if you're saying that... (Below threshold)
jp2:

"jp2, if you're saying that some Wizbang COMMENTERS are crazy, I won't argue with you."

Yes, and at Kos commenters get diaries. Even you. Everyone gets diaries. Can you imagine if you let some of these people write leading stories? It's bad enough already.

Kos ... ?Screw 'em... (Below threshold)
yo:

Kos ... ?

Screw 'em.

Can you imagine if... (Below threshold)
C-C-G Author Profile Page:
Can you imagine if you let some of these people write leading stories?

Yeah.

It's called Wizbang Blue. Most, if not all the Blue authors came from the comments section, if memory serves.

Walked right into that one, didn't ya, jp2?

Hell, Paul and I both came ... (Below threshold)

Hell, Paul and I both came from the comments section, as I recall... as did Wizbanger Emeritus Pennywit.

I have stated proudly that I got this gig based on my winning of the Caption Contests and loudly proclaim that my blogging career is built on fart jokes.

J.

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jp2:

Exactly.

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C-C-G Author Profile Page:
Exactly.

Ahh, so you agree that Blue is not worth the bandwidth?

jp2--just plain 2th-less,(o... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

jp2--just plain 2th-less,(or is that brainless?)




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