As you may or may not know, this weekend the progressive website Daily Kos is holding its annual convention — YearlyKos — in Chicago.
According to noted advocate of moderation and compassion Bill O’Reilly, Daily Kos — which has over 50,000 registered members and on the order of 600,000 visits a day — is a hate site that’s all but indistinguishable from Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, Mussolini, and David Duke. (Much more here.)
Sounds like it should be a good party!
I will be there to spread the hate, running a panel on global warming politics on Saturday morning from 10:30-11:30am. I will be joined by:
- Bill McKibben, who needs no introduction here, right? Suffice to say, he’s an author, an activist, and a Grist contributor.
- Rep. Jay Inslee, champion of clean energy in Congress.
- Kit Batten, Director of Environmental Policy at the Center for American Progress.
- Navin Nayak, Director of the Global Warming Project at the League of Conservation Voters.
Fellow Gristian Tom Philpott will also be there, on panel called “Forging Links to an Alternative Food Chain” (Sat., 9:15-10:15am).
If you’re at the convention, or in the area, get in touch. Tom and I will be looking for excuses to
drink discuss important issues.