Markos at Netroots Nation
by Todd Beeton, Fri Jul 18, 2008 at 10:02:40 AM EDT
Markos is on a panel right now with Harold Ford, who is chair of the DLC. It's an interesting conversation but I wanted to highlight one thing Markos just said. He used the term "traditional media" instead of "mainstream media" and explained it this way:
I say "traditional media" because we are the mainstream. On issue after issue, we are where the American people reside.
He then spoke about how ridiculous the traditional media is, especially when he is asked about Obama's so-called move to the center. It's clear from what ends up getting written, that what he says goes in one ear and out the other because his response doesn't fit into their "move to the center" narrative. As Markos says regarding Barack Obama's FISA vote:
We weren't mad at Obama for moving to the center, we were mad at him for NOT moving to the center. There was no popular movement in favor of this bill. If you ask most Americans I think they'd tell us that they do not support the government spying on Americans.
That's a really important point.