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Sunday, June 25, 2006

Showing the world how clueless you REALLY are - for DUMMIES

lord, where to start...
"It's a little bit like 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' with these[Daily Kos and liberal/progressive bloggers] guys," said an aide to a Democratic presidential candidate who asked not to be identified while the boss was angling for Moulitsas's support. "You like what they're saying when they're coming in, but you don't know what they're going to do once you let them into your house." Newt Gingrich, who wins points even from liberal bloggers for his political acumen, marvels at the Democrats' embrace of the blogosphere: "Candidates out there run a risk of resembling the people they're trying to appeal to," he tells NEWSWEEK. "I think the Republican Party has few allies more effective than the Daily Kos."

(bolded items added to illustrate outstanding examples of cluelessness and/or stupidity...)

as i'm sure many people have, i've been following the media uproar over the liberal/progressive blogosphere that seems to have focused on daily kos and markos in particular as its latest smear victim, and i've come to the conclusion that responses are just a waste of time and energy... if you've ever spent any time at all reading daily kos (i refuse to disclose the number of times a day i visit because it would reveal too much about my own level of obsession with the current state of affairs in the u.s.), you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that kos readers are nothing if not diverse... but, as usual, the media fails to grasp that it's a community effort... we're keeping each other informed, we're educating each other, we're constantly forming and re-forming opinions and perspectives, in short, we're having the kind of discussions this country was founded on, mediated by the internet rather than through pamphleteering a la tom paine...

the sub-headline on the newsweek article tells you all you need to know about the depth of understanding in the rest of the article...

The Daily Kos thinks the politics of Iraq will help him shape the Democratic Party.

daily kos ain't a "him," guys...

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