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  •  I don't agree that ANY topic is left to those "in (2+ / 0-)
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    the community (who) know more than the front pagers."  

    On almost a daily basis, things - big and small -  are covered on the front page while also covered in diaries - at the least you find mention in the open threads with links to diaries.

    And if a diary is going to cover something that the front page deems worthy but is not writing about themselves, the diary gets 'front paged.'

    My guess - this is a rally.  Kos doesn't believe in/get behind rallies.

    "Don't Bet Against Us" - President Barack Obama

    by MRA NY on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 03:35:39 PM PST

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    •  Sometimes diaries do get front paged, yes. (2+ / 0-)

      Usually if they are covering something with unique insight.

      This is not always the case, even when the subject is of tremendous importance, or hasn't yet been covered on the front page.

      It also helps if the core staff is on duty and available to discuss the need to elevate an issue or a diary on that issue. On Sunday, they are not.

      •  With all due respect ... (5+ / 0-)

        The Forward on Climate rally -- which had over 35,000 people around the White House -- didn't even make Midday Open Thread.  

        How about 49 people from a wide range of organizations getting arrested in front of the White House to protest a key issue?  Crickets ... and that, by the way, did not occur on a weekend with the excuse that "it also helps if the core staff is on duty".

        To do a 'the community knows better' sounds great -- however, yet again, energy / climate / environment didn't make the questionnaire for candidates.  When challenged, Markos engaged on this issue -- on Twitter and not with the discussion within a Daily Kos front page diary.  What does that say about respect for the community members who know a subject?

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        Question: You cover "Congress".  How much attention have you given to the importance (or utter lack therein) of a create of a Climate Caucus?  What about the Boxer-Sanders climate bill?  What about ...???

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        Break -- want to say thank you for engaging in this discussion.  

        Blogging regularly at Get Energy Smart NOW! for a sustainable energy future.

        by A Siegel on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 06:29:31 PM PST

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        •  I don't "cover Congress." (4+ / 0-)

          I do what I like to do, about what interests me. No assignments. Not from Markos. Not from you.

          To the extent that I do "cover Congress," I cover procedure. You know that. We've been through it before, face to face. It's been the same for going on seven years now. If you want an explanation of why the House or Senate might choose one procedure over another for the consideration of Boxer-Sanders, I can help.

          If you want an explanation of what's in it, that's on you. I have no idea, and only will learn it to the extent that I either hear it from you or someone else, or I need to know in order to figure out the procedure.

          It has always been this way, even when you've asked me what it would take to make it different.

          •  Fair enough point that (2+ / 0-)
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            my shorthand didn't accurately reflect your focus / interest.  For that, a mea culpa.  It wasn't meant as "assignments".

            Honestly, you are getting a challenge like this because, as per comment (serious) comment about "thank you", you are engaged in comments/discussion here.  

            You're right -- if there  were a serious battle about how climate legislation was moving forward, I would be asking you what it all meant and how it works. Asking / expecting you to give 'newsy' coverage of a bill announcement or a press conference about a caucus is an unfair representation of your passion/interest.

            Blogging regularly at Get Energy Smart NOW! for a sustainable energy future.

            by A Siegel on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 02:53:22 AM PST

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