(and Even CIA-Inspired DailyWhitosphere)
With News of Markos Moulitsas' (MAMZ) CIA History
I pay close attention to this site's Site Meter in order to confirm this fact:
The more Democratic activists and progressives know about Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ), the more they see him as a dishonest two-year CIA-trained agent or asset, infiltrating and manipulating the Democratic Party and particularly the anti-war left and progressives.
About two or three dozen readers came to this blog when a link was posted in this story at SomethingAwful.Com, pointing out MAMZ's connection to the CIA. This shows that individuals in the blogosphere need not argue about Kos to discredit him. All they need to do is post a link to the Truth About Kos and that settles the issue definitively in conversations at blogs all over the United States and elsewhere.
(And you can pretty well assume that anyone who defends and/or collaborates with MAMZ--even after learning of MAMZ history and his habit of blatantly lying about himself and his Salvadoran oligarchy family--must themselves be an agent, an asset or an anus.)
So, I was pleased to note that an article at FireDogLake, entitled "," puts MAMZ's criticism of Congressman Kucinich in the context of progressive criticism of MAMZ for the two years he spent training at the CIA, between 2001 and 2003. (See probative links in right sidebar.)
In the comments, the article writer says,
The article writer further says,
Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, the millionaire behind DailyKos, grew up as as a self-professed Reagan youth, signed up to work for the CIA but claimed he didn’t want to work for them because it involved moving to Washington, D.C. to work for the Dean campaign:One need only look to the 2008 Democratic National Convention's all-white state-blog system, based on Daily Kos' all-white state blog system (see Washington Post article), to see that MAMZ's behavior is inimical to promoting a united Democratic Party. Rather than support the parties constituencies, including women (look what he said about Hillary Clinton as she took on a field of white men), MAMZ tries to alienate key constituencies that participate in the blog world and the Democratic Party. Hillary Clinton: Too Much of a Clinton Democrat? (By Markos Moulitsas, Washington Post Op Ed Article, Sunday, May 7, 2006.) Clearly, MAMZ was unconcerned about attacking the only sure candidate at the time who was not a white man.Here’s a little secret I don’t think I’ve ever written about: But in 2001, I was unemployed, underemployed, unemployed. You know I was in that . . You all have been there “dot com” people? Kinda like, in between jobs, doin’ a little contract work and . . . kinda. So, you know. That’s where I was: in this really horrible netherworld of ‘will I make rent next month’ and . . .A You Tube video clip of Markos Moulitsas Zuniga (AKA "Kos") making these remarks and praising the CIA (the CIA’s a "very liberal institution" and "wants to make the world a better place") to California’s Commonwealth Club in June, 2006, is available here.
So, I applied to the CIA and I went all the way to the end, I mean it was to the point where I was going to sign papers to become Clandestine Services. And it was at that point that the Howard Dean campaign took off and I had to make a decision whether I was gonna kinda join the Howard Dean campaign, that whole process, or was I was going to become a spy.
Maybe someone should ask Kos the question that Jane Hamsher put to Lonny Davis: who pays you?
In fact, the tone of his op-ed piece trying to posit Hillary Clinton as the antithesis and anti-Christ of the "netroots" reminds me of the tone of the opinion article MAMZ published in his college newspaper thirteen years earlier, opposing ALL gay service in the US military and ridiculing President Bill Clinton for even raising the issue.
MAMZ has admitted, in his words, that he was "idiotic" for many years, including when he voted for George H. W. Bush in 1992. He hasn't said whether his "idiotic" years include the two years when he was in training to be a CIA Agent--a fact which he has acknowledged.
In 2007/2008, MAMZ tried almost successfully to turn the Democratic Party's accredited Convention floor blogging corps into a copy of his whitosphere apartheid virtually all-white state blog list, which you can see at his DailyWhitosphere blog.
When we Black bloggers took the issue to the national press, the Washington Post quoted me, saying,
"There is nothing 'Democratic' about an all-white Democratic National Convention floor blogging corps," he wrote in an e-mail. Holland is also asking for the inclusion of 15 Latino-operated blogs.(In fact, the last time I looked at the DailyKos blog list, I noticed that one the two Black blogs mentioned among a hundred or so was the blog of a Black man who passed away years ago.
Thanks a lot, MAMZ! You may as well invite Malcolm X (but not Spike Lee) to blog at DailyKos while you're at it, so deep is your commitment to blog apartheid. If my late mother saw you parading your commitment to Blacks by putting dead Blacks on your blogroll, she'd surely say, "That's mighty white of you!"
The other Black person on the DailyWhitosphere bloglist (among a hundred blogs or so) was the blog of a Black woman who sits with Kos on the Board of YearlyWhitosphere (AKA Netroots Nation), which leaves me wondering WHATEVER to think and whom to believe and whom to trust?
StuartBramhall's Blog asks, "Who pays for the Daily Kos? Follow the money."
Over in the comments at RawStory, and linking to this blog:
Well this has been what whitosphere bloggers used to call a "rant," before ranting became an illicit behavior at whitosphere blogs. The difference between my rants and some of theirs is that mine are filled with links that prove and let readers judge the facts about which I am ranting.