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  •  agreed.... (4.00)
    except the "liberal" media doesn't care to cover LGF...they share the same side afterall...they don't want to expose their own hate, just ours.
    •  You are so (none)
      on target ....
      •  A losing game (4.00)
        So you're suggesting that we watch our rhetoric so that pundits won't attack us. But you know that the pundits are deliberately criticizing us and not the conservative blogosphere.

        Once you know that the critic is a paid shill, you really shouldn't tune the performance to him/her.

        •  The sky is blue (none)
          THERE, SEE! SEE!! Those awful liberals are at it again, helping the enemy!

          Defeatists!

          UNHINGED ISOLATIONISTS!!!!

          We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor -The Declaration of Independence

          by occams hatchet on Thu Feb 02, 2006 at 04:45:22 PM PST

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        •  asdf (none)
          "So you're suggesting that we watch our rhetoric so that pundits won't attack us"

          No, I am not suggesting anything to keep the pundits from attacking us. And yes, they should be attacking their own side's blogs (and Rush and Sean and O'Reilly)  which in most cases the incivility is a thousand times worse worse. I just want Daily Kos to be taken seriously as the number one progressive blog on the internet.

          Harvey says hello....

          •  I want the same evolution of dKos, but... (none)
            ...not for the same reason.

            Civil discourse is much more productive, challenging, and enjoyable. Posts with nothing but vitriol, hatred, and obscenity get in the way of our own internal goals.

            But modifying our discourse in order "to be taken seriously" seems like a very slippery slope to me.

            •  I agree (none)
              I frankly don't care what pundits or right-wingers say about the site. We're going to be skewered no matter what.

              It's how it affects us as we try and join together  to be effective and united in a cause that it disturbs me.

        •  Tune once, tune a thousand times... (4.00)
          ...'cause they'll never, ever stop. If dKos tuned out all of the profanity, the rest would be called "mean-spirited". Tune that out, it'll be called "ill-informed". Tune that out, it'll be called "full of grammatical errors".

          They won't stop. Ever. So, as you say, don't even start tuning to the paid shills.

          •  If Nooner really wants a quote from dKos (none)
            she can get a cover handle and post it herself anytime. I agree it's pointless to try to self-censure.

            I suspect about half the really stupid and offensive posts are created by undercover freepers trying to stir up things and get material for their site. Wankers.

        •  The pundits will attack us anyway (4.00)
          so there's no point in giving a damn about what some useless pundit like Peggy Noonan thinks.  

          The fact that we have Senators and Congresspersons posting here and, apparently, listening from time to time must have the Peggy Noonan's of the world  scared to death.  

          Pundits write what they write and say what they say because they think that they can influence the debate.  Clearly, communities like this are encroaching on the punditry's turf and the pundity doesn't like it one bit.  

          Don't be so afraid of dying that you forget to live.

          by LionelEHutz on Thu Feb 02, 2006 at 05:44:29 PM PST

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