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  •  There's a business relationship between (0+ / 0-)

    Jane and Markos? Can you expand on that?

    •  They started a publishing company together... (1+ / 0-)
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        So, I am not giving Jane any money by coming to DK? That is all that I was worried about.

        I didn't realize that Jane was so tied into Daily Kos. There should be a netroots family tree or something that explains how all the prominent bloggers relationships with one another. It would make a lot of this stuff easier to understand.

        •  Disclosure is good. (1+ / 0-)
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          I mean, it's just that simple. If we demand it from politicians and corporations and trad media journalists and pundits, we should demand it from ourselves.

          •  So please explain to me (0+ / 0-)

            how this relates to running network advertising again? Vaster isn't a secret, but really a non-entity since it's been inactive since 2008 and only published one book anyhow. So no one discusses it.

            •  People and organizations pay you to (0+ / 0-)

              run advertising. I wanted to know if that advertising extended to other things like the rec list. I don't think it's that much of a stretch to ask that considering the SEIU ads that pop up in diaries. It's pretty common to see organizations blog and advertise themselves at the same time - what I wanted to know was - do the business relationships extend into other areas - such as the rec list. And if they don't extend that far, I wanted to make someone aware that the image of potential impropriety is there. I know I'm not the only one who has been questioning that. And Vaster isn't a secret and neither is working together on Netroots Nation or other projects. Money is exchanging hands and I think it's good to know who benefits and how - and that the netroots (just like everyone else) should be transparent about it.

              We post here all the time about how organizations are advertising on Glenn Beck and how that signifies endorsement, etc. You're here to talk about advertising on the site - I had questions. They relate pretty clearly to me.

    •  Markos, Jane, and I had company (1+ / 0-)
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      together called Vaster, which published one book, Marcy Wheeler's Anatomy of Deceit, in 2007. The company is inactive and has been for quite some time. The company will be officially dissolved very soon.

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