June 18, 2024

Kos-ites on Strike. Web a Better Place?

How could the answer to that question be anything but a resounding "Yes!", you ask?

Well, it seems it’s the more sane writers at Kos that are on strike, which necessarily leaves only the dregs of the Internet still "working"* there.

"Alegre" says:

I’ve put up with the abuse and anger because I’ve always believed in what our on-line community has tried to accomplish in this world.  No more.  DailyKos is not the site it once was thanks to the abusive nature of certain members of our community. 

I’ve decided to go on "strike" and will refrain from posting here as long as the administrators allow the more disruptive members of our community to trash Hillary Clinton and distort her record without any fear of consequence or retribution.  I will not be posting at DailyKos effective immediately.  I will not help drive up traffic or page-hits as long as my candidate – a good and fine DEMOCRAT – is attacked in such a horrid and sexist manner not only by other diarists, but by several of those posting to the front page.

As a result, our community has become little more than an echo chamber with an attitude that harkens back to the early days of Dubbya’s administration – yer either with us or yer a’gin us, heh!  The attackers and disrupters are no better than Chris Matthews with their sexism, hate, lies, and obsession with bashing – all – things – Hillary.

Really?  I never would have guessed that!  </sarc> 

Couldn’t happen to a trashier community as far as I am concerned.  Now, if Hillary Clinton manages to win the Democratic nomination, as I believe she must, perhaps dKos will collapse in on itself like the black hole of hopelessness that it is.  Dare to dream.

* Of course it’s not really working if you’re not getting paid, is it?


Marc is a software developer, writer, and part-time political know-it-all who currently resides in Texas in the good ol' U.S.A.

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