Winning – Markos Introduction

Winning

Remarks by David C. Johnson, introducing Markos Moulitsas, Luncheon speaker at the Progressive Roundtable Convening, March 3, 2006

A lot of people want to know, who are the bloggers and what is it all about?
At places like The Washington Post lately they’re asking: “Who are these people?!”
I started my blog Seeing the Forest in 2002. Like many others I have been blogging every day since, usually several posts a day. I’m not paid to do it, and I don’t consider what I write a “product.” To me, blogging is about shouting “wake up!”
A remarkable thing about the progressive political blogs is that this phenomenon was all largely started by average citizens, men and women of all ages and ethnicities, all around the country, all fed up with what right-wing government is doing to the country and with the failure of the Democratic leadership to confront them.

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