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is a prominent liberal political blog founded in 2002 by .

Daily Kos is among the largest political blogs and communities on the web, with about . Its includes at least four full-time editors and more than a dozen contributing editors, as well as thousands of who contribute to the site. Kos has spun off several other political sites, including , , and .

Kos is best known for its work in fueling political activism, particularly in the . Moulitsas is one of the leaders of the network of online political activism commonly called the “.”

In journalism circles, Daily Kos has been recognized as a pioneer of a form of decentralized, community-led journalism sometimes called ,  and .

Moulitsas and the site’s contributors have , large releases of government documents, interviewed political figures, and political scandals. Daily Kos first reported the controversy and to the Alaskan Independence Party. In 2008, Daily Kos also commissioned 155 .

Daily Kos’ contributors also have been the source of inaccurate stories that were picked up by the mainstream political press, such as the 2008 that Sarah Palin was passing her grandson off as her son.

Moulitsas has said he but an activist. However, Moulitsas has referred to the work of his site in , and he has advocated for contributors to his site to be by federal journalism shield law. He also to Newsweek magazine.

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