Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Your recent comment that I lashed out against didn't bother me on a personal level, actually. The comments that bother me are of the type that relish in American failures in what amounts to middle class self-aggrandizement. That's what primarily bothers me about dkos, actually (I don't participate there either).

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Mon Aug 20th, 2007 at 02:17:29 PM EST
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I don't get it.  Can you elaborate about the middle-class thingie please.  I am seriously interested in understanding the dkos phenomenon.
by zoe on Mon Aug 20th, 2007 at 02:24:42 PM EST
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what bothers me about dKos is that if you disagree with someone, you are automatically a troll.
by zoe on Mon Aug 20th, 2007 at 02:30:59 PM EST
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What really bothers me about kos is that if you criticise AIPAC you get banned.

There's a little group on there, including a coupla front-pagers, who will do anything to prevent criticism of likud-Israel taking root there.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Aug 20th, 2007 at 02:38:15 PM EST
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I don't know how much of that is to prevent dKos from being called anti-Semitic but I also know that Israeli organizations scour the blog and get their supporters to challenge anyone who posts anything remotely anti-Israel.

that is one reason I don't give my real e-mail address here because I have been targeted by some of these people, and this, months after I posted some criticisms of Israel

by zoe on Mon Aug 20th, 2007 at 02:45:35 PM EST
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I'm sorry to hear that. I too have a lot of criticisms of Israel's policies (see, even here I self-censor and qualify statements. I support Israel and its existence, just not some of its policies) that I've had to keep silent on blogs because there are too many people willing to jump on me and call me a self-hating Jew. I'm non-religious and have more in common philosophically with Taoism, but apparently I'm supposed to shut down my brain when it comes to anything Israel does....
by lychee on Mon Aug 20th, 2007 at 03:28:24 PM EST
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