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Blog bickering called poison to Democrats
By Jennifer Harper
April 3, 2008
Some say acrimony is rampant among liberal and progressive bloggers who debate the merits of the Democratic presidential candidates almost nonstop — the divisiveness potentially exacting a toll on the party itself.
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly yesterday cited both "venom" and "liberals brutalizing liberals" on Web sites partial to either Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton or Sen. Barack Obama.
Vitriol is brewing among Democrats, Mr. O'Reilly said, singling out the Daily Kos in particular as a "hateful left-wing Web site" that slammed Mrs. Clinton as a "coward" and "degenerative liar," among other things.
Markos Moulitsas, who founded the site six years ago, denies there's a political breach among his online brethren.
"While I'm touched by Bill O'Reilly's concern for our party, tell him not to worry. Unlike his show, where critics have their mics cut off and escorted out by Fox security, us progressive bloggers have no problem debating and disagreeing with each other," Mr. Moulitsas said yesterday.