The (Net)roots of a Fight


| 6/3/2008 2:57:15 PM


Tags: media, politics, netroots, blogosphere, Daily Kos, MyDD, New Republic,

A fight has broken out between the Daily Kos and MyDD, two of the most popular blogs in the liberal “Netroots” movement. The founders of the two blogs, Jerome Armstrong (MyDD) and Markos Moulitsas (DailyKos), coauthored the book Crashing the Gate back in 2006, and the members of both communities used to play well together. Now, Dana Goldstein reports for the New Republic, the two communities are fighting over bullying, misogyny, and Clinton versus Obama. Armstrong blogged about voting for Clinton, while Moulitsas endorsed Obama. Although the two founders are still friends, Goldstein wonders if the fight could be causing permanent damage to the cohesion of the liberal blogosphere.