Saturday, March 15, 2008
The 2008 Democratic Campaign: The Gift That Keeps Giving.
This is a strike - a walkout over unfair writing conditions at DailyKos. It does not mean that if conditions get better I won't "work" at DailyKos again. As a regular contributor to the discourse in our community, I would certainly hope to take part in the conversation at DailyKos again some day if we ever get to the point where we’re engaging each other in discussion rather than facing off in shouting matches. But not now. Writers need a safe place to reach out and exchange ideas, to communicate and challenge one another. DailyKos should be that place, but its tone, its essence has evolved into something ugly and destructive. Good writers can't survive in that kind of atmosphere. Democrats shouldn't have to put up with that from fellow Democrats. (Here.)But it's okay directed at Republicans, apparently. The tone of leftie blogs has long been ugly and destructive. It's nice to see the nutroots of the netroots unleashing their venom on each other.