I'm really proud of MyDD
by drmark, Wed May 21, 2008 at 02:36:51 PM EDT
First, I should say that I'm pretty new to MyDD. I'm one of those recent Obama folks that a lot of the Clinton partisans decry on the board. I'm an old contributor to DKos, but I got tired of the echo chamber. It really didn't seem that there was very much to be learned there. Although things get a bit prickly over here, I do enjoy the dialogue. There seem to be many reasonable and well intentioned contributors.
The reason for this diary is a marked difference I noticed today between similar diaries on the two sites. On both sites a diary was posted about some pretty inflammatory remarks by Rev. Hagee, the prominent extremist right wing minister who has endorsed John McCain.
If you go over to Daily Kos you will see that the diary has spent most of the day at the top of the recommended list. Personally I disagree. A witch hunt on the left is no different than a witch hunt on the right. It is inappropriate and clearly distorting to tie Barack Obama to the views of Rev. Wright. It is even more ridiculous to try to claim that John McCain shares Rev. Hagee's views. He clearly does not. To me, this sort of piling on on the left makes us no better than right wing zealots. We need to argue issues, not bring up sideshows.
That's why I'm so proud of MyDD. The same information was posted this afternoon and it quietly fell to the bottom of the diary list then off. No recommendations. The bonfires, at least for this issue, are not burning over here. It seems like a haven of reason compared to DKos at the moment.
So I'm happy to be here. And I'm looking forward to the conversation improving even more over the coming weeks as we focus on issues.