Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"Black Kos" a Transparent Demographic Sham

It's April 20th and Michelle Obama's Government plane nearly crashed today, while a chief within the Republican Party has circulated an e-mail depicting the President Obama as one among three monkeys.

At least that's what the Brazilian press is saying and showing.  However, "Black Kos" has not reported on either of these incidents.

On April 19th, two days ago, we have a "Commentary by Black Kos Editor Deoliver 47," about the youth vote.
On April 15, four days earlier, there was a bit of poetry by "Black Kos Poetry Editor Justice Putnam."
On April 12, 3 days earlier than the last post, appeared "Commentary by Black Kos Editor
On April 8, four days earlier than the last post, there was a reflection by "Black Kos Editor, Sephius1."
On April 5, three days earlier than the last post, there was a "Commentary by Deoliver47." 
On April 1, four days earlier than the last post, there was a commentary by dopper0189, Black Kos Managing Editor.

What can we gather from the above?  All of the articles written for Black Kos in so far in this April were written by four (4) editors of "Black Kos".  What are they "editing" besides their own writings? 

All of the articles they wrote in the first twenty-one days of April were written by: 

  1. "Deoliver 47"
  2. "Black Kos Poetry Editor Justice Putnam,"  
  3. "Sephius1" or 
  4. "dopper0189". 
So few are Blacks at DailyKos that these editors could have a board meeting in a telephone booth.  There is no evidence of continuity of political themes or collaborative political efforts, unless the "editors' " political goal is to establish that Black people can participate in a poetry club.

Black Kos is a silent backwater in the DailyKos whitosphere blog as the following observation proves numerically:

Editor Deoliver 47 has not written a high-impact diary according to the archives of DailyKos, from January 2010 until the present..
Editor Justice Putman has never written a high impact diary during that period either, according to an archives search.
Editor Sephius 1 has not written a high impact diary at least since January 2010.
And Dopper0189 has not written a high-impact diary in that period either.

An "editor" should teach writers to publish stories that are influential.  Yet, these four editors themselves have demonstrated that their own writings have no influence at DailyKos.  This leads me to believe that, however meritorious the writing of the four editors above may be, they are being ignored at DailyKos, and they apparently don't even care.

The transparent sham appearance of an attempt to create a Black community around these editors is simply a reflection of a much deeper problem: the redlining of DailyKos and the whitosphere.  DailyKos whites treat "Black Kos" as if it were a dangerous Black ghetto that DK whites avoid like a car-jacking.  The neutered speech of four (?) 'Black Kos" editors is the price for them speaking at all at DailyKos.  These are Black Americans who have learned not to upset the pseudo-progressive CIA-influenced DailyKos branch of the American whitosphere. 

This is why Quantcast.com site metrix shows that DailyKos has only 3% Black visits to their site, while Black delegates to the Democratic National Convention typically are 20% of delegates and some states have more Black Democratic voters than white ones.

Moreover the site visits at DailyKos are 1% Hispanic, perhaps precisely because its owner, Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga's runs like his hair is on fire from his Latino, Salvadoran roots, as he did in the following letter to the editor at Northern Illinois State University's "Northern Star" student newspaper.  He insists that he is simply a white man.
"Sure, I could always talk against racism, fight ignorance and prejudice wherever I ran into it, yet I would always be looking in from another room and I could always close the door. My life, in my world, in my own detached selfishness. And as I left the ugly reality of racism behind, it struck me that what was such an easy and trivial exercise for me would be impossible for anyone whose skin color or religious persuassion (sic) made them the target of bigotry and discrimination. THEY would never be able to escape who THEY were." (Emphasis added.)
MAMZ looks white in terms of his skin color.  The quote above explains why Latinos in the United States utterly ignore DailyKos even though it's owner is half-Latino.  MAMZ thinks like an anti-Black and anti-Latino color-aroused antagonist, and these demographic groups feel it.

You'll have to search for the link and the rest of the above article at MAMZ's alma mater, the Northern Illinois University, within their Northern Star newspaper archives, using the search term "Moulitsas."  For some reason, the URL addresses of MAMZ's articles from his college career have changed four or five times since 2007, when I began researching and publishing these extremely embarrassing and rabidly homophobic 100% Republican articles.

Back to the point:  "Black Kos" is a transparent shame that exists precisely because there are virtually no Blacks participating at DailyKos, and so the few there are must be aggregated and highlighted to avoid the appearance that DailyKos is a white supremacist organization.

The concept of a ghetto created especially for the Black demographic at DailyKos arose because there was an embarrassing lack of Blacks' content, and Blacks with high-impact there are feared and banished.  I know because my diaries at DailyKos were consistently high-impact diaries and yet I was banned from the site.  I was banned because I expressed the opinions of a Black man (e.g. that a non-white male president of the United States should and would be elected in 2008).

This anti-Black antagonism expressed in response to this view explains why there are only 3% Blacks at DailyKos, and proves that "Black Kos" exists only as part of a public relations sham attempt to imply that there are substantially more Black at DailyKos than there actually are.  This is why the Washington Post said for YearlyKos said, "Bloggers' Convention a Sea of Middle-Aged White Males".


Dopper said...

I shouldn't even comment but I'm going to.

1) Deoliver and dopper0189 have had high impact diaries this year.

2) dopper0189 (me) is also a rescue ranger (people who decide what diaries to show prominently on the site) so I don't write as many diaries as before. Deoliver47 is now also writing on the front page.

3) It's Black Kos, not OBAMA KOS, we write on BLACK culture. It's funny because we also get smeared as Obama-bots. We of course cover the Obama's but we're not and never have been focused on him. He is president of the United Sates not black America.

4) I started Black Kos on Daily Kos specifically because it was so white. It does nothing to only have blacks reading news on black culture. The fact that we are always on the rec list and have won the best community on Daily Kos 3 years running says something. Funny how we get all those vote since as you say "DailyKos whites treat "Black Kos" as if it were a dangerous Black ghetto that DK whites avoid like a car-jacking." If I wanted to be cloistered I wouldn't write on Daily Kos, I would write on numerous other black blogs I read and write on. The commentary is one thing, but the news links we provide is what is most important.

4) Other "out spoken" blacks write on Daily Kos, for example ThisIsMY Time and adpet2, both are not banned. They are both members of the black kos community. Secondly we also use guest write, but we specifically don't want a large group of writers because we like the current team size.

5) I created Black Kos of my own volition, no one asked me to so the idea that it's a public relationship sham is funny beyond belief. Markos where's is my check?

Too bad your so bitter over being banned, if you put this passion into writing maybe you would have gone further. By the way hope you enjoy Deoliver47 FRONT PAGE writer on Daily Kos, since her writing is being ignored.

Francis Holland said...

Maybe Dopper should explain why there are only 3% Blacks at DailyKos (less than at the Republican National Convention)?

Dopper acknowledges that DailyKos was "so white", but he offers no statistics to indicate that this has changed as a result of his efforts.

Dopper might have Started Latino Kos, since there are between 1% and zero percent Latinos participating there.

The bottom line is that Dopper joined a Klan rally because the only other Black there was sizzling on a large burning cross.

Dopper points out that, even as the leader of Black Kos, he has not had a high-impact diary, and having a Black person rescue white diaries is not an act of inclusion.

The numbers speak for themselves and the numbers haven't changed since I joined DailyKos in 2006 and was banned from expressing my Black opinions about whites there in 2007.

If these smart-ass arrogant white know-it-alls had listened to me sooner, they might not have spent two years wetting their pants over John Edwards while calling Senator Barack Obama "stupid." (Google it and see Senator Obama's response.)

They also might have perceived that Hillary Clinton would be a player in any new administration,regardless of the bile and obscenity for her.

Had they not banned me, they would have been compelled to hear me say, 'I told you so,' about John Edwards, Senator Obama and Senator Clinton.