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April 4, 2004
POLITICS: Latest From Wisconsin

If you've noticed, I've removed Daily Kos from my blogroll, where he'd been listed (ironically enough) under the "Loyal Opposition" section. I'm not calmed down enough to blog about that one just yet.

I haven't de-linked the Kos-affiliated site Political State Report, which remains a useful news source. This latest entry has an interesting look at the latest Bush-Kerry polls from Wisconsin.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:41 AM | Politics 2004 | Comments (5) | TrackBack (0)

Gosh, stop reading the blogs for a week and all hell breaks loose. I have to go over to Kos and see if I can figure aout what the fuss is about.

Posted by: Mr Furious at April 5, 2004 1:43 AM

Itís not pretty.

Iím happy to see that site no longer listed here. Though there is some partisan over-reaction in some quarters, the comments in question were absolutely atrocious and not worth repeating. In the future, when looking for rational alternative viewpoints that I might happen to disagree with, I will simply look elsewhere (not that I read that site very often anyway).

Kevin Drum, who generally fits that bill, had a good post on this matter:

Posted by: The Mad Hibernian at April 5, 2004 10:13 AM


As the bipartisan managing editor // administrator of I have an opinion but choose to withold it regarding DailyKos's comments.

However, if it eases your mind at all, Kos owns the URL and provides space, but I have had total editorial control, for want of a better phrase, since October. It's purely an informational site where others bring in the opinions -- from both left and right.

If nothing else keep PolState linked - it's a good site.

Posted by: Temple A. Stark at April 5, 2004 1:09 PM

I appreciate that distinction. Frankly, I'm not going to take the Mark Kleiman position of giving Kos the "Fredo, you're dead to me now" speech, but I just couldn't in good conscience leave him on my blogroll after his comments.

Posted by: The Crank at April 5, 2004 1:59 PM

Now fully up to speed on the controversy. Matt Stoller has one of the best posts on the whole dust-up.

Worth reading no matter where you find yourself on the issue.

Posted by: Mr Furious at April 8, 2004 12:50 AM
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