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Someone else is wondering. ?Payola anyone?

They pay people to blog here; they manipulate the system to get on the rec list, including–as verified–using Twitter to drive people here to rec their posts as soon as they are made, regardless of what they contain.

As a result, they make it seem like their views are more popular than they are.

Here’s what I know about the public option campaign I got hoodwinked by. ?Bob Brigham told me he was paid $4,000 a month to do blogger outreach back in the summer. ?Others surely got paid to blog at […]

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Like the Kos diarist who called this to my attention, I didn’t know much about Jane Hamsher until she started getting paid to advocate for the public option. ?I never even read her blog, Firedoglake. ?I had barely come across her in 2008 as yet another whiny blogger complaining that the Obama campaign wasn’t advertising on her website. ?Called her out on it during the general. ?Called her out on her thinly veiled blackmail threat last summer. ?Told her to blow me once. ?Good times.

So it’s no surprise to me that Hamsher is now advocating […]

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Dear US Senate – please DO NOT break news DURING A CAVS GAME, especially one that goes into overtime, which the Cavs end up LOSING. ?Highly irritating.

Anyway, I like the idea of opening up Medicare to people aged 55-64. ?No brainer, both substantively, and especially politically. ?Unfortunately, I do not fall into that age group. ?This, also highly irritating.

If this is the only form of public option in the final bill, I will be pleased for our party, not so pleased for me. ?And the political calculation for Democrats gets less pretty the younger the electorate, which is […]

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