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Friday, June 09, 2006

Live from Las Vegas: YearlyKos Media Whirlwind

The number of reporters and traditional media folk here at YearlyKos is staggering. Look around, and you realize that there are cameras and notepads out everywhere. C-SPAN and PoliticsTV are at YearlyKos carrying footage of the proceedings, and it seems most of the major media outlets have representatives here. Even 60 Minutes sent a camera crew.

I was interviewed extensively just a little bit ago by Jerome Armstrong of MyDD (for PoliticsTV, I believe) about NPI, Darcy Burner's race, and my thoughts on YearlyKos. That was a rather fun experience. I was able to say just about everything I wanted to say, and it was a blast to be able to share my perspective. The tail end of my conversation with Jerome was watched by Matt Bai of the New York Times, who I was then introduced to.

I've also seen people from the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Palm Beach Post, and several Las Vegas area media outlets. It was also just announced that Markos is going to be on Meet the Press with Tim Russert this Sunday.

Right wing media, believe it or not, is here as well. FOX's John Gibson is distorting things as usual. And the National Review's Byron York has been catching a lot of flak for his apparent role in outing Armando of Daily Kos.

We Pacific Northwest Kossacks (those of us here at YearlyKos) are having a gathering of our own tonight in Las Vegas to chat and enjoy drinks. (I'll be enjoying ice water, of course). I'll file another report here soon with more news and observations.

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