Friday, May 02, 2008

Netroots rebel reported The nation's top Democrats are suddenly rushing to appear on the Fox News Channel,

They realized if the wanted to have any chance of winning in November they needed to try tp appeal to conservatives and independents.
which they once had shunned as enemy territory as the nemesis of liberal bloggers. The detente with Fox has provoked a backlash from progressive bloggers, who contend the party's leaders are turning their backs on the base
look at where the base has taken them.
and lending credibility and legitimacy to the network liberals love to hate - in a quest for a few swing votes.

In a span of eight days, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY.) and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean are all taking their seats with the network that calls itself "fair and balanced" but is widely viewed as skewing conservative.
As opposed to the extreme liberal nature of the rest of the MSM.
With the party's presidential contest reduced to hand-to-hand combat, Democrats are turning to the ratings leader among cable news channels in a clear rebuff to the liberal activists known as the Netroots. Markos Moulitsas, founder of the leading liberal site Daily Kos, told Politicos Michael Calderone: "Democrats are being idiotic by going on that network."
He probably thinks they should just let him and George Sorus pull their strings.
Ari Melber, the Net movement correspondent for The Nation, told Politico by phone that progressive activists and the Netroots are "not happy about it."
Poor babies.
"I don't think that it is tenable to completely neglect or ignore what your base wants," Melber said.

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