If you want an example of the alt-left, The Daily Kos is it.
As the mainstream media criticize conservative websites, Kos generally receives praise.
I have been monitoring Kos over the past few weeks, and I found a hateful, hysterical example of what’s going on with the left.
Here is a recent example from the website’s front page—a reprise of a commentary from a few years ago.
“In the idealized version of the GOP primary, establishment Republicans would curry favor with their Wall Street pals while sending coded dog whistles to their foot soldiers—on race, immigration, reproductive freedoms, etc. Those dog whistles would motivate the GOP base without revealing their true radical nature to the American mainstream. It was a genius system while it worked, one that saw no parallel on the progressive side…. Republicans laugh about electrocuting immigrants who will cut off your head in the desert if they’re not stopped, while passing laws openly hostile to brown people. Attacks on homosexuals have escalated to new hysterical highs as society becomes more tolerant and open to equality.”
Instead of cautioning readers about the hyperbole of Kos, media outlets like The Huffington Post tout the website’s importance. “The liberal site has acquired a new relevance in the era of Democratic resistance to President Donald Trump,” the HP wrote recently.
Markos “Kos” Moulitsas Zúniga started the blog in 2002. Since then, it has become the most important website on the left, with email list of more than three million subscribers and 18 million unique readers every month. Moreover, Kos raised more than $3 million for Democrat candidates last year. He also is a founder of Vox Media, another generally leftist website.
Moulitsas is from the Chicago area and joined the U.S. Army in 1989. A one-time Republican who opposed gays in the military, he switched parties after attending law school in Boston in the late 1990s. He moved to the San Francisco area to work as a project manager for a web development company.
Simply put, Kos makes The Daily Caller look tame. A recent spate of headlines included the following:
–How many times has Trump cheated on Melania?
–Jared Kushner’s finances are in shambles and he’s a threat to national security
–Why are media ignoring the fact that Nikolas Cruz is a Trump supporter?
But there’s more. A recent edition showed a cartoon of Donald Trump eating cheeseburgers and drinking Diet Coke in his bathrobe. Another depicted the president as a supporter of sexual abuse.
Kos, George Soros, and others like them should be taken to task for the hateful outrages they spew. Each of them has done far more damage to the U.S. election process than any Russian troll.