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  •  the answer is actually three-fold (9+ / 0-)
    Brooklynbadboy wonders why Daily Kos doesn't get respect from the political class. The answer is two-fold: Establishment media assume that all partisan media are full of hacks like Dick Morris, and they still can't stomach us usurpers horning in on their territory.
    part of the problem is what goes on beyond the front page.  when diaries like this get rec'd up, we look like CT wackos.  when the whole community is embroiled in personal sagas like The Nephew, we look effin' stupid.  when the same story is on the rec list twice, we appear a tad daft.  the eminently unprofessional sally field moment doesn't help matters either.
     

    Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

    by Cedwyn on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 09:54:22 AM PST

    •  Yea, that's right (2+ / 0-)
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      Wacky diaries is what prevented Eric Ericson from getting is  gig at CNN too. Oh, wait ...

    •  Agree on CT, sagas. But no probs w/ duplicates. nt (3+ / 0-)
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      •  please explain that to me (0+ / 0-)

        because i don't see how putting the same story up there twice, when there's little to no substantive difference, makes a lick of sense.  it's like if a newspaper put the same story twice on one page.

        peace

        Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

        by Cedwyn on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 04:55:06 PM PST

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        •  i mean when they're on the rec list (0+ / 0-)

          at the same time.  

          Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

          by Cedwyn on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 04:25:28 AM PST

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          •  We're not a newspaper, nor TV. We're a blog. (0+ / 0-)

            Having multiple diaries on the same topic on the Rec List is a sign that an issue is important, complex, and/or unfolding. Different authors have different 'takes' on it, different info, and appeal to different audiences. (I kind of enjoy it when two or more opposing diaries appear on the Rec List at the same time -- a sign of our openness to rational discussion, meaningful debate and deliberation.)

            There's no reason that we should even try to look like a single newspaper or hierarchical TV station. That's not a useful metric to compare us to.

            Our strength at DailyKos is that we have thousands of independent, intelligent and informed diary-writers. Not that we have a few superstars, nor that we have some disciplined institution that allows only a single voice to wrie on a given issue each day.

            I can't even imagine DailyKos trying to enforce a single diary rule for the Rec List, because it would so undermine what makes us strong.

            •  i get the different takes/new info thing (0+ / 0-)

              and i even get something being so important that seeing it on the rec day after day makes enough sense.  but to have two diaries with little to no substantive difference on the same topic appearing on the rec list at the same time is nothing but a waste.  


              saying the same thing twice doesn't magically grow the audience.


              conversely, to say that it's okay to repeat ourselves on the rec list carries the implicit assertion that there is no other topic that is equally compelling or deserving of broader exposure/consideration.  

              so, as a recent example:

              the rec list has been chock full of hostess diaries lately; yesterday, two that reported the exact same thing, with very little in the way of additional info, were up there at the same time.

              meanwhile, israel and gaza are bombing each other.  i can think of few news stories more significant than that right now.

              peace

              Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

              by Cedwyn on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 11:17:45 AM PST

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