yes - your characterization sounds about right - although i would say more snarky than satire. the community at large pretty well unanimously thought the diarist crossed the line. best response to the diary:
This is preposterous... (23+ / 0-)
...unsourced, unsubstantiated, misleading, and incorrect on the particulars. You're taking the word of an Ashkenazi (if I know anything about Israeli attitudes towards the Ethiopian Jews) individual about who is Jewish and who isn't. You're conflating a non-profit group with the US government.
This is garbage. Good day to you.
that's all i have to say on this really.... i actually don't really care about this all that much and frankly reading the multiple linked articles here has been rather humorous. but it was quite irritating to see meteor blades being smeared is all.
since i am not a TU at kos i cannot reference the diarists comments as they were hidden - but i assure you - no where, at least from what i saw - in the comments (or the diary itself) was this suggested to be satire. not in the tags. nor in the diary.
only when the community called out the the diary did the second one go up and these claims were made.
perhaps mainstreet and you are right - kos is a right-wing likudnik site where all the majority of users and administrators have an agenda and call out anti-semitism even on 'satire'
what does the larger of 'this' mean? discussions of racism and abuse of authority should be vigorously discussed - but we all know that in this case, it has become a circus.
better put - do you think the media and obama should focus on the lack of health care for millions, abolishing DOMA DADT, the housing crisis, sky-rocketing unemployment rates, dealing with foreign policy issues like north korea, israel and iran or the actions of a police officer in cambridge, mass?
from what i know of the situation - i think its absurd that gates got arrested and indeed degrading. didn't he have a cane for pete's sake? i definitely support an investigation into the matter and appropriate steps be taken. but all that said - as louis and JJE note as an example - what about healthcare? what about the hundreds of other challenges facing the US and the world? are these not more pressing and indeed more important at this time than the actions of one massachusetts police officer?
it just seems like a strange and surreal issue to be focused on in both presidential press conferences and media publications across the globe rather than say the ongoing housing crisis or environment issues lets say.