Daily Kos: Brought to You By… Chevron?
This is the top of the website Daily Kos on the night of January 24, 2008:
The link takes you to a website on which Chevron, the huge oil conglomerate corporation, features tinkly piano music along with public relations dreck about how its environmental record really isn’t that bad. But of course it is. And of course Markos Moulitsas, the fellow who runs Daily Kos as a limited liability corporation, can do whatever he wants to with his website. But why? Why is he doing it? Daily Kos is a huuuge website with gigantic traffic that can choose its advertisers carefully and still get loads of money rolling in. Why give the choicest advertising spot to Chevron corporate public relations hacks?
This is not a rhetorical question. I really want to know. What gives?