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  •  There's definitely just a little bit (1+ / 0-)
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    of irony in the dig at the wall to wall coverage of the Zimmerman case on the front page of DK.

    You, considering that a very similar situation is not unknown right here!

    •  see comment above (6+ / 0-)

      http://www.dailykos.com/...

      i have read the same complaint every time there's an international event. For 10 years.

      This is not The International Kos.

      OTOH, CNN already has CNN international. Wouldn't it be great to have access to that feed?

      Thank goodness, we now have twitter.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 05:03:37 AM PDT

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      •  Do you have a link for The International Kos? (0+ / 0-)

        Or is that just a rhetorical statement? (if so, there's no need to response to this post, I'd imagine!)

      •  For better coverage of what's going on in (7+ / 0-)

        Egypt (and across the Middle East) there is always the Al Jazerra English website which offers excellent coverage of what's happening there and gives extensive background information.  For informed commentary and even more background info there is Juan Cole's excellent site, Informed Comment.  

        Why would DKos need to spend much of its valuable time and space on rehashing domestic news reports of Egyptian events?  Of much more immediate concern to readers of this website is what our politicians, both federal and state, are doing and the reactions of our citizens.

        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 05:31:08 AM PDT

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        •  for example (3+ / 0-)
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          Former State Dept. lawyer John Bellinger explains Obama's legal options re: Egypt and the "c" word http://t.co/...
          @blakehounshell

          "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

          by Greg Dworkin on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 05:36:01 AM PDT

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        •  BBC World Have Your Say has been (3+ / 0-)
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          talking with Egyptians on all sides since the demonstrations began.  NPR has done a lot of background stories.  Muslim Brotherhood is taking major hits, even prior to the demands that Morsi resign they were being bombed or shot at.  

          From what I've heard there are two major drivers of the overthrow:  Morsi doing too little to improve the economy and too much to create an Islamic state.  Some of the people who were talking on WHYS were lamenting the disrespect shown for the first democraticly elected leader, others said he revealed his Islamist intentions too soon, most said they didn't want a religious government they wanted jobs and infrastructure to bring Egypt into the 21st Century.

          Too bad we don't respond to Republicans with such vigor.

          There's a lot more underneath the condensed versions of what's happening, and it's complex.  I'm grateful for BBC and NPR coverage, and for the time they spent sans pundits, talking to citizens.  

          I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

          by I love OCD on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 07:37:40 AM PDT

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      •  Please explain how Kos can wall off (1+ / 0-)
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        domestic politics from international affairs. Do you imagine the latter cannot possibly impact the former?

        •  Kos doesn't control the wreck list, (0+ / 0-)

          we do.  If it's all Snowden all the time it's clear that Kossaks prefer that to international news, the War on Women, voting rights, Republican obstruction of every fucking thing we say we care about, etc.  

          It's a shiny new object for Obama's detractors and they're doubling down, possibly as a set up for another revival of Jane Hamsher's failed but zombie-like effort to join the Tea Party and bring down both political parties.  I do not welcome our new overlords.

          I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

          by I love OCD on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 07:46:22 AM PDT

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        •  read my post before doubling down on (0+ / 0-)

          this comment. it isn't a question of what we write about so much as how often and whether it was in the last 10 minutes.

          But as to your question do you imagine that the expertise in commenting about it carries over from one to the other?

          "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

          by Greg Dworkin on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 09:02:51 AM PDT

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          •  Surely an empowered voter (0+ / 0-)

            should be informed about both domestic and international issues? And why can't we expect Kos to help keep us informed about both? "Think globally, act locally'?

            •  as a blog including diaries? yes (0+ / 0-)

              expecting the FP to direct you to informed comment? yes!

              empowering discussion? yes! and yes!

              Assuming the FP has the expertise to independently write about it in a manner that would make you proud to reread it in a year?  Um...

              "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

              by Greg Dworkin on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 11:58:54 AM PDT

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    •  PS what's really ironic is your comment (4+ / 0-)

      considering it's made in a FP post muchly about Egypt.   ;-)

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 05:04:56 AM PDT

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