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  •  Yes. You're just blogging about whats happing. (8+ / 0-)

    It's a blog.  Thats all.  Nothing is being created here.  It's just being blogged about.

    If the traditional media would really do their jobs too they might seem similarly prophetic, omniscient, or all powerful.  Instead they make crap up, show crap to the public, and reap the rewards of what they sow... all kinds of bad crap happening.

    Most people are idiots... But don't tell them. It'll spoil all the fun for those of us who aren't.

    by d3n4l1 on Tue Aug 08, 2006 at 12:13:19 AM PDT

    •  GOTW (7+ / 0-)

      If the feet on the ground and on the phones are GOTV then the blogs, at the very least, are Getting Out the Word.  I think opening up lines of communication is creating something.  It also creates, I hate the word "buzz", a collective sense that things are happening.  For someone who's just put in a long day and doesn't feel like anything happened it can help to come here and see what's been accomplished someplace else.  With that comes the feeling that every little bit helps and nobody's just spinning their wheels.  I think it creates energy, motivational energy.

      A pessimist sees a glass half empty. I see a paper cup with holes punched in it.

      by Paper Cup on Tue Aug 08, 2006 at 12:57:18 AM PDT

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      •  Yes (2+ / 0-)
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        By shining a light on a happening, more will be happening about it.  That is my point to the press.  They keep shining the light on these cockroaches running our country, but only the bullshit dog and pony shows the cockroaches are putting on, and not what they are doing behind the scenes.  So we see more bullshit dog and pony shows.  It's like they are showing us how the Republican leaders can entertain us with all the drama and cutesy ways of how can Condi or Rumsfeld get themselves out of it, but the fucking show never ends like it should, with the lot of them being held responsible for the damage they are doing to our country and the lies they are telling to get away with it, almost as if the press thinks we can't handle such a negative ending or something.

        But again, Kos is not doing anything the press could be doing themselves now.  The press could dig deep within themselves and try to understand what it really feels to be dissed by a little pious dinkus like Leiberman, but like everybody else today they'ed rather not think outside themselves and their comfortable lives to discover, really understand, and report the real reasons why people are so discontented with Joe.  You might find real geniune deeply meaningful reasons, report on them in whatever media you are in (or logging it in some way, like on a web page), and find that reporting the truth resonates with people, and if you keep it up you might get more copy out than most of the papers in the country (It might be cool to see if you could do that kind of thing with a web page or something.)  You might find that such deeply insightful reporting may cause a movement in the readers on some topics.

        Everything written here is turning out to be more objective than much of what is in the press because it is being scrutinized by hundreds of comments for it's factual value.  Every news office can probably do just as good a job, but they aren't.

        I think they are all wimps, too chicken shit to stand up to their corporate masters and force an end to the BushCo show.

        Most people are idiots... But don't tell them. It'll spoil all the fun for those of us who aren't.

        by d3n4l1 on Tue Aug 08, 2006 at 01:36:53 AM PDT

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      •  ripple (6+ / 0-)

        Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
        Robert F. Kennedy

        Most people are idiots... But don't tell them. It'll spoil all the fun for those of us who aren't.

        by d3n4l1 on Tue Aug 08, 2006 at 02:18:22 AM PDT

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