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Sun Apr 24, 2016, 02:21 PM

 

DU Called Out - Progressive Sites

Digital Reconstruction: Evaluating "Progressive" Websites in the Wake of a Hillary Clinton Nomination

So when Bernie Sanders, a candidate known for his criticism of Barack Obama, chose to run for president, a number of sites jumped onboard his campaign much like several opportunistic critics of the president including Thom Hartmann, Cornel West, and Bill Press had chosen to do. After nearly a year on the campaign trail, the list of sites with a pro-Sanders slant has grown quite long with Salon, The Nation, Huffington Post, Raw Story, AlterNet, US Uncut, Democratic Underground, and Daily Kos remaining the most viable progressive sites to have gone full-in on Sanders' campaign but even neutral sites like Crooks and Liars have allowed themselves to be overrun by Bernie Sanders supporters. For the most part, these sites' pro-Sanders views have caused a self-exodus for the majority of Hillary Clinton supporters but these sites still have had to find ways to deal with some brave stragglers. At Digital Underground, the site has made the most of its "jury system" where pro-Clinton or anti-Sanders articles are randomly censored with no explanation given as to how or why a decision was reached. At Daily Kos, site founder Markos Moulitsas begged his site's community to unite behind Clinton after Super Tuesday. However, after a series of Sanders wins, the site has once again become overwhelmed by Bernie Sanders supporters and Moulitsas seems both unable and unwilling to enforce his plea for fear of losing out on an overwhelming part of his site's audience.


http://www.thepeoplesview.net/main/2016/4/22/digital-reconstruction-evaluating-progressive-sites-in-the-wake-of-a-hillary-clinton-nomination

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Reply DU Called Out - Progressive Sites (Original post)
otohara Apr 2016 OP
stonecutter357 Apr 2016 #1
stopbush Apr 2016 #2
otohara Apr 2016 #4
otohara Apr 2016 #3
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2016 #5
all american girl Apr 2016 #6
FuzzyRabbit Apr 2016 #7
Rose Siding Apr 2016 #13
savalez Apr 2016 #15
murielm99 Apr 2016 #8
GvilleDem Apr 2016 #9
FuzzyRabbit Apr 2016 #10
Sheepshank Apr 2016 #11
Walk away Apr 2016 #12
NEDem Apr 2016 #14

Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 02:22 PM

1. K&R!

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 02:33 PM

2. "At Digital Underground..."

Typos never help.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 02:35 PM

4. Google Digital Underground

 



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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 02:33 PM

3. K&R

 

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 02:36 PM

5. More from the article

But Bernie Sanders lost. Badly. It was never really close despite what the media will tell you. These sites that purported to support the Democratic Party made an executive decision to openly support the candidate actively suing the Democratic Party. They chose to openly support a candidate who stole DNC voter information. They chose to openly support a candidate who even admitted he was using the Democratic Party as a way to get much-needed media attention. And they chose to support a candidate who took Karl Rove's attacks and made them his own in an attempt to weaken the inevitable Democratic nominee.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 02:43 PM

6. I have to admit

part of me would like to be Josh...but I won't allow myself to be...well maybe after a couple of beers

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 02:46 PM

7. Say what?

"At Digital Underground, the site has made the most of its "jury system" where pro-Clinton or anti-Sanders articles are randomly censored with no explanation given as to how or why a decision was reached."

Only pro-Clinton or anti-Sanders articles?
Randomly censored?
No explanation?

Since when?

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 04:19 PM

13. "Digital" must be different than DU?

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Response to Rose Siding (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 05:13 PM

15. Digital Underground was a famous Rap/Funk group.

I think the writer just mistyped it. lol

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 02:47 PM

8. I hope this is read

and digested by TPTB at DU.

Thanks. Great article.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 02:53 PM

9. What about young turks and Drmocracy Now?

These two are just as guilty.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 02:59 PM

10. Third way !

Trevor LaFauci, author of the article, is opposed to lowering health care costs and in favor of cutting social security payments to the elderly:

These were sites that claimed we should have had single payer or at the very least a public option and that anything less was selling out to the health insurance industry. These were sites that flipped a lid when President Obama proposed the idea of chained CPI as a way to slow entitlement spending.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 02:59 PM

11. If truth be told, Sanders and Hillary supporters have known this was happening.

 

One side was pleased as punch to play the game that favored them. The other side found off site forums to be able to voice opinions without alert stalking and swarming.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 03:09 PM

12. I posted this in the morning!

But it can't be posted enough if you ask me! I believe that Trevor has written a manifesto for every Progressive who supports Hillary Clinton, on and off the internet.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 05:08 PM

14. K&R

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