Just how 'liberal' is Kos?

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22 May, 2017 03:13 AM


"Daily Kos founder and self-appointed “granddaddy of the resistance” Markos Moulitsas drove the point home when he huffed during a panel about “that grassroots Bernie thing” and how it was a detriment to the party."

Maybe we liberals/progressives should give up on Daily Kos. I thought that Kos was for an 'open tent.' Excluding Bernie Sanders will insure that the DNC will keep on loosing.

Either support an all inclusive party or stop pretending you're for liberal values.

  1. 1 Posted by Nova Land on 22 May, 2017 09:00 AM

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    Actually you've been slightly misled.

    Your first paragraph comes from an item written by George Zornick and posted on The Nation's website a few days ago. Unfortunately he misheard what Markos said. Markos did not say the words attributed to him. The error was pointed out to him; Zornick checked the video of the conference at which Markos had spoken, discovered he had been mistaken, and removed that passage of the article (and apologized for the error).

    There's a good diary about this by Daily Kos member map (who is the person who discovered the error): Kos never said, "That Grassroots Bernie Thing". I recommend you click the link and read it.

    You can also check the article itself on The Nation's site:
    Why Bernie Sanders Wasn't Invited to CAP's Ideas Conference

    As you will see, the passage you quoted has been removed and a note has been added: "A prior version of this article quoted Markos Moulitsas referencing “that grassroots Bernie thing.” Other news outlets reported this quote as well, but it appears Moulitsas said “grassroots burning thing.” We have removed the reference and regret the error."

  2. 2 Posted by Nova Land on 22 May, 2017 09:12 AM

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    PS: This section of the site is intended for people who are having problems using the site to be able to ask questions and get help. Things like if one is suddenly unable to log in, or if buttons on the page aren't displaying properly. If you're actually interested in a discussion about how liberal Kos is or matters of that nature, you'd be better off registering for an account and posting a diary about it.

    I don't think any of the help desk people are around at the moment (they have an odd habit of vanishing in order to do things such as eating and sleeping) but one should be around in a few hours and they can point you to where you can find information about what the rules are for posting (if you decide you would like to try engaging people here in conversation) and how to go about registering. Otherwise, very few people are going to see the question you posted.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Daily Kos Staff on 22 May, 2017 03:27 PM

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    Thanks, Nova Land.

    Unfortunately, Zornick's correction will be seen by far fewer people than those who saw the original.

    If you want to write a post about tis at the main site, JJ, you are of course free to do so. But the correction does change the whole discussion, at least insofar as it's based on that particular speech. Thanks for asking.

  4. Daily Kos Staff closed this discussion on 22 May, 2017 03:27 PM.

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