Kaus vs. Kos: Markos Moulitsas Compares Foe to Black TV Child Star Emanuel Lewis

Isn't it odd to see one blogger declaring another blogger irrelevant when he tries to run for office? Daily Kos founder Markous Moulitsas mocked fellow blogger Mickey Kaus in a New York Times story by Janelle Brown. The reporter quoted Kaus friend Nicholas Lemann explaining Kaus: “Mickey sees himself as a liberal whose mission in life is to correct the flaws of liberalism.” This spurred the Kos claws:  

Not everyone sees it quite that way. Markos Moulitsas of Daily Kos, for one, calls Mr. Kaus’s campaign the desperate act of an irrelevant blogger. “Suddenly, he decides to run for Senate, and lots of people think it’s absolutely hilarious,” he says. “I mean, it’s as if Emmanuel Lewis suddenly announced he was running for Senate. First of all, you’d be like, ‘Whoa, I forgot that guy existed!,’ then you’d wonder, ‘What the heck is he thinking!,’ and then you’d laugh.”

Is this some sort of knock at the brief Gary Coleman for Governor campaign in California in 2003? If so, it's not a very savvy move as the country still mourns the former child star.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis