Baseball Crank
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April 22, 2004
POLITICS: Can't Even See The Line Anymore

Warning: this post contains racially insensitive language

It wasn't so long ago, only a few months, that Daily Kos (supposedly the second-most-linked and -read blog, although that combines its rankings with Political State Report) was presenting itself as a part of the political mainstream, a legitimate indicator of a movement within the Democratic Party. These days, the donkey can't run fast enough away from the wacko hatemongers at Kos.

Sue Strong at Blogs for Bush links to a post by one of the co-bloggers at Daily Kos that plumbs new depths in its use of racial slurs. The post, which is so appalling I won't even link to here (you can follow the Blogs for Bush link if you like, but consider yourself forewarned), is entitled "Uncle Tom Powell Stumps for Massah Bush" and leads off with a photo of the Secretary of State, helpfully captioned "Yes suh! Yes suh! Right away suh!" Amos n' Andy could not be reached for comment.

To think I had that site on my blogroll not long ago . . .

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:04 PM | Politics 2004 | Comments (5) | TrackBack (0)
Comments

I wonder how Kos feels about Tillman's death.

Posted by: Gerry at April 23, 2004 2:15 PM

Not to apologize for the Uncle Tom reference, but that's not one of kos's co-bloggers. It's just a diary entry by a reader.

Posted by: Skip at April 23, 2004 5:34 PM

The distinction between who's a co-blogger and who's a diarist has never really been clear to me from reading the site. The fact is, Kos has handed over the keys to some people even nuttier than he is, and last I checked there was really no sign on the site that nasty stuff like this would not continue to be allowed.

Posted by: The Crank at April 23, 2004 6:50 PM

It is a diary. Meaning anyone with a Kos account can make one. This is not a co-blogger and it didn't appear the main column of the website. Idiot.

Posted by: andrew R at April 24, 2004 2:20 PM

Ah, the basic decency of the Kos reader asserts itself again.

Posted by: The Crank at April 24, 2004 5:14 PM
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