Is there a left wing liberal media? Maybe, but not where we’ve been told it is. Certainly not on network television, not on talk radio, not among the editorialists at the Washington Post or the Wall Street Journal.
But there’s an interesting diary by jwb over at dkos.com about where the traffic is going in the political blog-world, and it’s definitely not swerving to the right (i.e. it’s not following the traditional media into underinforming and misinforming us about public affairs). Lots of good graphs.
Seems there really is a hunger out there for some “reality-based” news reporting and analysis, and through the web we are ministering to our own hunger.
Yes kids, it’s our very own left wing noise machine. Americans are hungry for the truth, hungry for solutions to good government, and hungry to have an open and honest dialog without the intrusion of the mainstream press. You – we – are giving them what they want.
Of course the “kids” referenced in that quote include quite a few old geezers like me – like me or even older. This is not just a fringe or “kid” phenomenon.
The diary also includes this quote of Kos’ concerns when he started dailykos back in May, 2002.
I am progressive. I am liberal. I make no apologies. I believe government has an obligation to create an even playing field for all of this country’s citizens and immigrants alike. I am not a socialist. I do not seek enforced equality. However, there has to be equality of opportunity, and the private sector, left to its own devices, will never achieve this goal.