Skip to comments.Kos v O'Reilly (O'Reilly forces JetBlue to drop support for DailyKos convention)
Posted on 07/22/2007 1:55:04 PM PDT by AKSurprise
Fox News' Bill O'Reilly has all but declared war against the DailyKos website, writing about a "vicious far-left web site called the DailyKos, one of the worst examples of hatred America has to offer."
O'Reilly also said of some of the postings on DailyKos: "this is hate of the worst order. It's like the Ku Klux Klan. It's like the Nazi party. There's no difference here. People should die."
Today came news that O'Reilly's push against airline JetBlue for sponsoring the YearlyKos convention worked -- and the company dropped its official sponsorship of Kos's yearly blogger convention.
YearlyKos will be addressed this year House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and DNC Chairman Howard Dean, as well as Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, former Sen. John Edwards, D-NC, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson.
And loads of others.
Writes Kos: "Anyone who tries to claim this is a 'hate' gathering is saying, essentially, that the entire Democratic Party is a 'hate' party. And sure, there are plenty of rabid crazies on the other side that would make such a claim, but no reasonable person will think that. And that's the key -- anyone who claims this event is anything but a celebration of the best the Democratic Party has to offer is simply, to put it mildly, blinded by partisan rage and completely out-of-touch with reality."
The Dodd campaign and others have used the opportunity to beef up their netroots cred by slamming O'Reilly.
To Kos, of course its a hate gathering, and the limp-wristed liberal politicians of the Dhimmicrat party are all haters, and we all know "Haters Never Prosper". They can't win the 2008 elections on hate, and weakness. I guarantee there will be no Dhimmicrat in the White House come next January.
Poor little Kosmanauts will now have to fly Aeroflot.
Wow! The Rats listen to their bloggers better than the right does to theirs.
“celebration of the best the Democratic Party has to offer...”
Indeed it is.
If any lurkers out there think that O’Reilly is exaggerating when he calls these leftist websites hate fests, I invite you to go peruse Daily Kos, Democraticunderground, and other websites or websties from the other side of the political spectrum. You will find out that these people are foul-mouthed haters.
My sentiments exactly. I don’t care for him much, but can applaud him when he is effective. The thing about BOR is he can dish it out, but he can’t take it. Still, I’d take him over Kos any day. Interesting that Kos couldn’t acknowledge there are crazies on his lefty site, choosing to point to the messenger, instead.
“You will find out that these people are foul-mouthed haters.”
That’s putting it diplomatically. In fact, they are agents of treason.
Well, that's exactly what I'm saying you commie scumbag.
Good job O’Reilly!
You said it, Kos. The party of hate. All anyone has to do is READ what you wackos write.
As for Jake Tapper (formerly of Salon) now writing for ABC 'News', blah, blah, blah, what bias?! /s
Pretty much sums it up quite nicely.
Lotta’ Jew-baiters on Kos(omol)...
o’reilly? I don’t care
Daily, weekly, monthly whatever kos??? irrelevant
jet blue? c’mon if you have to fly, you just try to get the best fair and the shortest trip, beyond that.......who cares?
combine all 3??
and i thought C-Span was uninteresting..............
A FReeper reported that the DU'ers were posting that they "wished our soldiers would die" those posts were eventually deleted.
Jake Tapper is ABC News' Senior National Correspondent (formerly of Salon) based in the network's Washington bureau.
Jake Tapper is the Washington correspondent for Salon News and a former employee of Handgun Control Inc.
Tapper broke a number of stories including then-Governor George W. Bush's controversial trip to Bob Jones University during the 2002 presidential campaign.
Tapper is the author of "Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency," (Little, Brown) a look at the Florida recount
ABC Hires Liberal Pundit/Reporter Jake Tapper as a Correspondent
Barely a month after FOB Rick Kaplan re-joined ABC News from CNN as Executive Vice President, ABC has hired Jake Tapper, a liberal pundit and a political reporter for the liberal Salon.com, as a Washington correspondent. In 2001, Tapper penned Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency, a book which publisher Little Brown promoted as delivering an assessment of George W. Bush as a brilliant schmoozer and deft liar with the intellectual inquisitiveness of the average fern.
The loser, the truly despicable (and bizarre, psychopathic, just plain evil) "Kos." He doesn't look like he gets too many (human) dates.
Yeah, that's what I'm saying. My mother told me not to tell lies.
Every death should be on the front page (2.70 / 40)
Let the people see what war is like. This isn’t an Xbox game. There are real repercussions to Bush’s folly.
That said, I feel nothing over the death of merceneries. They aren’t in Iraq because of orders, or because they are there trying to help the people make Iraq a better place. They are there to wage war for profit. Screw them.
by kos on Thu Apr 01, 2004 at 12:08:56 PM PDT
Not always true. I fly about 75-100K miles per year. I try to keep my miles on one airline, as much as possible. I take into consideration:
preferred treatment as a regular
airport location/ flight availability (SFO, Oakland or Sacto)
I will pay more for convenience then save a few bucks and get treated like cattle as on some airlines.
This is great news! You can be sure none of these politicians will ever win any election outside a primary or moonbat central now. When Screw 'em Kos supports ya, it's the kiss of death, game over, man.
My favorite airline: Midwest.
Sounds accurate to me. At least at the leadership level, it is. Just listen to them.
YearlyKos will be addressed this year House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and DNC Chairman Howard Dean, as well as Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, former Sen. John Edwards, D-NC, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson.Surely Ron Paul isn't going to miss this, is he? These are all his ideological soul mates.
preferred treatment as a regular
airport location/ flight availability (SFO, Oakland or Sacto)
but do you care what your "airline of choice" does as it applies to pointless political donations?
Every little bit helps.
Watch that posting date.
Every third week, Moulitsas has a standing phone call with congressional powerbroker Rep. Rahm Emmanuel (D-Ill.), and he talks regularly with Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).
Moulitsas has become so well incorporated into the party machinery that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) uses him to recruit candidates. “They get calls from, like John Edwards, and maybe Tom Vilsack, and then, always, Markos,” one DCCC staffer told me. This legacy has made him the current champion of that wing of the Democratic Party—anti-war, deeply partisan, young, mostly white, and professional—that seemed ascendant in the year before the first Democratic primaries in 2004.
“They want to make me into the latest Jesse Jackson, but I’m not ideological at all,” Moulitsas told me, “I’m just all about winning.”
The DCCC’s executive director, John Lapp, says that Moulitsas’s model is “a signal event in political history, like the Kennedy-Nixon debates, in how it gets people involved.” And Simon Rosenberg, the president of the centrist New Democratic Network (NDN), says that “frankly I don’t think there’s anyone who’s had the potential to revolutionize the Democratic Party that Markos does.”
“Everybody says I’m an asshole, and they’re right, I am,” Moulitsas says.
Moulitsas lives here with his wife, a reporter from Wired News
Moulitsas himself has noticed the parallel. “If I’m not thinking about politics, I’m thinking about sports,” he once told Wired magazine. “
In June 2003, after television cameras caught a cheering, thousand-strong mob in Fallujah dragging the charred, dismembered bodies of American contractors through the streets, Moulitsas linked to the reports and said of the contractors: “I feel nothing Screw them.” The declaration, gleefully seized on by right-wing bloggers, provoked weeks of controversy. Democratic candidates came under pressure to pull their advertisements from the site, and even Moulitsas’s traditional allies in the liberal blogosphere—including The Washington Monthly’s Kevin Drum—criticized him. (When I asked Moulitsas recently how he felt about the episode, his mouth stretched into a smile: “Vindicated,” he said.
My airline of choice is United, as SFO is a major hub for them. I would expect that they contribute donations to Republicans and Democrats alike. If I did find out that they were a major contributor to groups like move-on and the Daily Kos, I would reconsider my flying options and advise them of my reasons for discontinuing flying with them.
Any chance we can convince Al Qaeda that this convention is really a Jewish counter-spy nest so they'll just blow up the whole lot of them? I won't tell them the truth if you won't.
I have always wnated to find out why his immigrant parents to the US (father Greek —mother Salvadorean) decided to go to El Salvador? Very strange.
I wouldn’t want to be a senator or congressman. I’m able to influence politics much more effectively doing what I do. Now I can shape the national political debate. The only way I could exert more influence would be if I were president. But Id never want that guys job. Never.
Joe Trippi contacted us about helping Howard Dean. And we successfully used our tools and methods to make him one of the election’s more important candidates It was a little scary to carry so much responsibility on your shoulders. And it still is. I daydream about turning things over to a younger generation, but people wouldn’t allow it. Not yet
I get lots of calls from people who want to learn how to leverage the Internet The Swedish social democrats, for instance, asked me to come to Sweden to hold a talk, but I didn’t have the time. Soon they’ll have to come to Berkeley to learn the ropes.
I was in England recently, where they don’t allow political ads on TV. It was a fantastic experience. It was so beautiful that I cried.
Kos diarist Armando Lloréns-Sar isn’t comfortable with too many people knowing about his day job as an attorney at McConnell Valdés
He fails to mention that he recently represented Wal-Mart in an anti-trust capacity in Puerto Rico.
The KosKids are not happy campers with the current Surrender Leadership!
You better not ignore them.
They are well-funded by the likes of Soros and supported by their friends in Big Media.
Markos Moulitsas Zúniga is an NPI Fellow at the New Politics Institute
New Politics Institute
Jennifer is a former National Public Radio producer (”On the Media”) and staff writer for Variety.
Her writing has also appeared in New York, The New York Observer, The Nation, Village Voice, National Law Journal , Salon, AlterNet, FireDogLake, DailyKos
Markos was involved in the technology community in San Francisco before founding Daily Kos on May 26, 2002
As a campaign manager, Trippi has run presidential, Senate, gubernatorial and mayoral campaigns. In 2004, he was National Campaign Manager for Howard Dean’s presidential campaign
Julie Bergman Sender
Julie Bergman Sender has spent almost two decades of work in film, producing more than 10 films. She began her career in 1982 as a film Executive at Warner Brothers
Ms. Bergman Sender has always been a political activist on progressive issues. She was a member of the Hollywood Womens Political Committee, a PAC that was committed to raising money for progressive candidates. She was the President of CARAL, the Los Angeles based chapter of NARAL, and today sits on the board of the Southern California ACLU Foundation, among others. She is also a member of The Media Consortium, a new organization made up of many of the countrys most prominent independent print, television and online journalists and media makers.
Currently, Ms. Bergman Sender and her husband Stuart Sender, an Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker, and two other partners have their own media consulting and production firm, The Cause Company.
produced media for clients that included ACT (America Coming Together), the Communications Workers of America, Planned Parenthood, Brett Wagner for Congress, the Sierra Club, The Apollo Alliance, and Mother Jones Magazine, among others.
Tim Chambers has a 12 year track record in the entertainment and technology industries. He has recently co-founded a new company, Media 50 Group
Besides being a Fellow of the New Politics Institute, Ruy Teixeira is a Senior Fellow at both the Center for American Progress and The Century Foundation.
Jamie has over ten years of experience in the public sector and has helped found a number of successful nonprofit and political organizations. He was most recently a founding employee of Current, the new TV channel launched by Vice-President Gore and has worked throughout the political and media arena at the Federal Communications Commission, The Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Leadership Council and the 1992 Clinton Campaign.
Michael Kieschnick is president and co-founder of Working Assets, a telecommunications company that donates a portion of its revenues to progressive nonprofit groups and engages its members in civic activism
Working Assets has grown dramatically, from $2 million in revenues in 1991 to more than $100 million today. Michael has been a key founder in four companies and three nonprofits.
He currently serves on the boards of The Beatitudes Society, Sojourners, the American Environmental Safety Institute, the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, and the Ballot Initiatives Strategy Center Foundation.
Michael lives outside San Francisco with his wife (who is an Episcopal priest)
Sergio is recognized as one of the preeminent experts in Hispanic public opinion research in the United States.
Sergio worked extensively in Spanish language media with Télemundo, Univisíon and CNN en Español and served on Capitol Hill for many years.
Mark is best known for serving as President Clinton’s pollster and political adviser for the 1996 re-election campaign and throughout the second term of the administration. He also ran the polling and messaging and was part of the media team for the successful Senate campaign of Hillary Clinton, serving as her chief campaign adviser. Mark has been a key adviser to Bill Gates and Microsoft for the last 6 years.
Jonathan Spalter, a Principal at the marketing firm Dewey Square Group, has a long track record building and leading media and technology companies in the US and Europe. He most recently was CEO of Snocap, the digital music licensing and copyright management service founded by the creators of Napster.
Luis Ubiñas is a Director in McKinsey & Companys San Francisco Office. He leads McKinsey’s Media Practice on the West Coast, focusing on working with media, telecommunications and technology companies undergoing major change. Luis work for media companies has been marketing and operations- focused. He has worked with leading local and national newspapers, the leading cable companies and many of the innovative technology comapnies reshaping the media landscape. Luis is extensively involved in community activities, serving on the Boards of the Steppingstone Foundation and Leadership Education and Development, both of which provide educational opportunities to low income, high talent students.
“The NPI will have a budget of $1.5 million to $2 million, and funding will come primarily” from “Bay Area philanthropists Andy and Deborah Rappaport [who] have provided NPI a substantial start-up grant.” Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is “a major partner in the start-up phase” of NPI.
Revealing itself to be yet another partisan hack, ...
“The New Politics Institute (NPI) will leave it to others to develop a future policy agenda for the party. Simon Rosenberg, founder of the New Democrat Network and the inspiration behind the new institute, said the new group will study what the rise of the conservative movement, anticipated demographic changes in the country and the ‘post-broadcasting’ world of new media mean for Democrats’ hopes of winning elections.
“’Until we can really get our act together and win elections, all the policy white papers aren’t going to do us a lot of good,’ said Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, whose Daily Kos is one of the most popular political blogs on the Internet and who is an adviser to the institute.
“Other advisers include a cross section of centrists and liberals, among them Joe Trippi, who was for a time Howard Dean’s presidential campaign manager; Gina Glantz of the Service Employees International Union; pollster Mark Penn; organizer Cecile Richards, president of America Votes; and pollster Sergio Bendixen, an expert on Hispanic trends.”
While you may be right......... if this is the direction of the democrats, I doubt that thier message will appeal to the general population in genereal and more specifically the "independents."
Their appeal is very narrow and attracts only a small segment of the of the voting population.........
The Democrat candidates are falling over themselves for their support.
Rush has talked repeatedly of their influence over the Democrat party.
Getting all the Democrat candidates to their jig will only bolster their status.
How can anyone sit thru that and still live?
Rush has talked repeatedly of their influence over the Democrat party.
ok, you win. I just don't see them (the kos people) or their positions being all that meaningful.
Afterall everyone is welcome to their opinion, and no one has the same one as me.
I feel like you do, they are idiots.
Their website is the Internet epicenter for liberal thought in America.
We're on the same team and we'll win together.
And, they will convert to Islam on a dime when that day comes.
LOL! A better question is how anyone can sit through that and still have the will to live?
Democrats are very negative people. I'm surprised why most of them just don't go and off themselves.
DailyCuss is like the Ku Klux Klan and the Nazi party? Yes, but those hate groups could express their feeeeeeeeelings without a four-letter word every other word.