Kos has done more damage to the democratic party than any individual
in this primary season.
Like Leiberman, if he doesn't get his way, he will do or say anything.
He doesn't care who gets hurt in the process.
Kos candidate lost key states. Kos will get even.
Even if it drives a wedge between the democratic party and their black
constituents - that could cripple us in the general election.
Unless Kos candidate, Obama is elected, of course.
I want to start with the most important bit of news.
"The independent website "factcheck.org" analyzed claims by Daily Kos,
that Hillary Clinton's camp had darkened Obama's picture, or video, in order
to make him 'blacker", and determined the claims are "unsubstantiated"."
Now the worst bit of news:
Yesterday, I was on the subway to work. An elderly black man was reading
Murdoch's tabloid, NY Post. He turned to a page with 2 photos similar to
photos in a Daily Kos recommended Diary:
"March 5, 2008 -- A prominent left-wing Web site is questioning whether Hillary
Rodham Clinton's campaign is playing the race card - by darkening the tone of
Barack Obama's skin in a new TV attack ad."
Propaganda from dKos is so useful to Republicans, that Murdoch is
giving it wings.
I was so irritated, I tapped the old gentleman on the shoulder and began ranting. He chuckled politely and continued reading.
Kos was pleased with the race baiting diary. He used it as base for a prominent feature article, "Obama "blacker" ad no accident."
As I stated in an early diary, I work in video and there are any number of technical reasons for the darkness and horizontal stretch. Formats are all over the place now, and changing from one format to another, can cause dramatic change- the stretch could be compensation by a less experienced artist- or simply designer aesthetic call to fill out the area.
The OBVIOUS reason the stretch wasn't a conspiracy is that it is actually FLATTERING. It gives Obama's face maturity and symmetry. He looks "Hollywood handsome." If the reverse process had occured, Kos would complain that Hillary made him look like a 17 year old wuss.
Desaturation is standard for enhancing bad video to give it a film quality, as is
enriching the blacks. The quality of the shot is 100% improved in what Kos
claims to be "the Clinton" version.
The best response to Kos turned up late yesterday:
Today, there is a diary in Daily kos about the Factcheck conclusion.
Of course, the diary is disingenous and weakly reports the Factheck
response. It is immeidately refuted by the usual Kos sycophants, using
a strong negative response followed by a sockpuppet staircase
so that differing opinions get lost way down below.
If HRC is our candidate, Kos is doing his best to see that black people will
either not vote, or will vote for McCain.