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  •  For me, I think the problem (9+ / 0-)

    is that DKos is a commentary site more than a news site.  With all the money and talent here, I think Kos needs to start hiring reporters.  This is what TPM does very well, and DKos should start moving towards.

    Don't get me wrong, much of the stuff on the front page is excellent commentary...but for all of Kos's criticisms, DKos could not survive without articles to comment on from the NY Times, WAPO, MSNBC, etc.

    I think Kos is more a horserace guy...so instead of hiring reporters with the money he makes here, instead he hires PPP to do polling.

    "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

    by Empty Vessel on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 06:22:16 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, he's a horserace guy (5+ / 0-)

      The polling is good stuff.  He can't compete with the big outfits on reporting but he does try to cover the Hill.

      My criticism is of the small ball nature of much of the commentary here. Krugman is worth reading because he provides informed comments about critical economic issues. I don't have patience for the trivial stuff.

      look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

      by FishOutofWater on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 06:46:39 PM PDT

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    •  meteor blades, terrific newshound, merits pulitzer (4+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      FishOutofWater, melo, SadieSue, blueoasis

      If Kos would pkg 10 columns from each of last 3 years and send them on to columbia u in nyc, blades might win one.
      I think front page has improved over last couple years.
      There are no duds, and it's often straddling news and advocacy; which I thought was the purpose of the site.
      I believe that DKos still ripples out and sometimes the waves have as big impact far away as here.
      I can't fathom every outcome wrinkle chapter episode memoir decision but I admire more and more kogs as I find them contributing.
       I'm sorry some of you hurt. I despise what republicans have wrought upon us. It's so horrible, far reaching, and not near over. Dkos is a great shelter in that storm, regardless of flaws.
      Cases can be made for changes, of course.
      So make the case, patiently, if you have one. There are daily kog-run forums to promote and discuss topics and posts. We got big eyes and ears for our homegrown talents.
      We have a vital election season to win. After that, we could catch up on all straggling important tasks and goals.

      Republicans Make Our Lives Miserable. Drop Them.

      by renzo capetti on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 06:36:00 AM PDT

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