Sunday, March 16, 2008

Clintonistas boycott DailyKos

Apparently, they're serious:
I’ve decided to go on "strike" and will refrain from posting here as long as the administrators allow the more disruptive members of our community to trash Hillary Clinton and distort her record without any fear of consequence or retribution. I will not be posting at DailyKos effective immediately.
(Via Memeorandum.) I say "they're serious" in the sense that they don't mean this as a joke. Not "serious" in the sense that any rational adult should take these losers seriously.

This threat from the DKos diarist "Alegre" should be a subject a widespread guffawing, but super-serious young Marc Ambinder seeks meaning in this folly:
Who Hillary Clinton is and what she represents has been THE debate among Democratic activists for years. It is now THE national debate. The Democratic Party may well come together and support its nominee. But the debate about Clinton, her (and his) politics, the legacy, the tactics -- will endure.
Dude, lighten up. It's just some disgruntled losers at DKos. I like Jammie Wearing Fool's response much better:

Pure hilarity as a moonbat circlejerk commences between Obama and Clinton supporters at the world's largest sanitarium. . . .

Memo to Alegre: Start your own blog, you idiot, if you can't handle criticism of Mrs. Clinton.

What the DKos "diarists" don't seem to understand is that they are being duped, and they've been getting duped for years. Their "diaries" and comments are not really valuable to DKos as content (although duping people into providing you with free content is a brilliant hustle), but as traffic.

The "diary" system is a hook to increase traffic. It's simple to understand: People who contribute "diaries" at DKos get a feedback-loop buzz from that experience, and thus can be counted on to click onto DKos multiple times daily. Each click counts as a "visit," and since DKos sells advertising based on its daily traffic average, each time a "diarist" clicks the site to check on comments, et cetera, he is effectively shoving money into Markos' pocket.

To be a DKos "diarist," therefore, is to be a loser by definition -- a chump, a mark, a rube. So I can't help but laugh at this boycott, especially since they call it a "strike." Hey, you morons: It would be a "strike" if you were demanding higher wages, but since you're evidently quite willing to work for free, you cannot be considered labor. Instead, you're consumers engaged in a boycott.

Don Surber responds to the DKos boycott with a post titled "Will scab for $$$$."

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