Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, a.k.a. Kos (rhymes with rose) is one of the world’s most popular bloggers. Thankfully, he’s also a smart guy and good writer. Actually if his traffic is any indication, he may be much better than good. His blog DailyKos receives 350,000 to 400,000 visits a day or over 8 million a month. That’s twice the traffic of FoxNews dot com, and a readership that equals many of the world’s leading print publications.
Now, Kos has a new gig. He’s writing a column for The Guardian. In his first effort for this venerable news organization, Kos pontificates on the rise of a true liberal media online. He also wisely points out that liberals are just starting to shape the story–something conservatives in this country have been successfully doing for over 30 years now.
From his Guardian column: “It would be really sexy and dramatic to claim that a few brave blogger souls set out to build an alternative media structure, but that’s not really true. We set out to write for ourselves, to provide an outlet for the angst we felt in a politically hostile environment – where criticising the president on domestic policy was somehow unpatriotic. And we weren’t alone: there was a huge audience out there hungry for this content. And suddenly, the seeds of a liberal media blossomed online.”