The Daily Kos is a progressive political blog, founded in 2002 by Markos Moulitsas. The blog gets its name from the second syllable of the name “Markos.”
The website uses the color orange, and the nickname “Great Orange Satan” (also ‘GOS” and “Big Orange Satan") has been used since at least May 2007. The nickname is seemingly derogatory, but has been used by Daily Kos as an inside joke of a stereotypical right-wing insult.
Wikipedia: Daily Kos
Daily Kos (pronounced /ˈkoʊs/) is an American political blog that publishes news and opinion from a liberal or progressive point of view. It functions as a discussion forum and group blog for a variety of netroots activists, whose efforts are primarily directed toward influencing and strengthening the Democratic Party. Additionally, the site features a participatory political encyclopedia, glossaries, and other permanent content.
Daily Kos is an example of a collaborative blog, offering comment-posting privileges to its visitors. Daily Kos was founded by Markos Moulitsas (Kos from the last syllable of his first name, his nickname while in the military) in 2002. In 2007, its parent company, Kos Media, LLC, began a fellowship program to help fund a new generation of progressive activists. About a dozen contributing editors provide content for the site, with three to four new editors being chosen from the Daily Kos community every year.
As of January 2010, Daily Kos had an average weekday traffic of over 600,000 visits, and received over 20 million visits per month. It is financially sustained by advertising, with Google AdSense and Blogads. The ads focus mostly on activist causes, media, and political candidates. Members can also purchase an ad-free subscription to the site if they want.
The website runs on the Scoop content management system. In 2009, Time magazine listed the Daily Kos in its “Most Overrated Blogs” section. Despite the listing, Time magazine readers named the Daily Kos the second best blog.
Balloon Juice Lexicon
GOS – Great Orange Satan, AKA the Daily Kos.
Chait on the netroots
by Henry on May 4, 2007
Josh Koenig 05.05.07 at 1:00 am
If the wonkosphere is pulling its punches because they’re afraid of getting hit by the Great Orange Satan, they need to toughen up. Lively debate means being able to throw/take an elbow, g.
Wed May-23-07 03:53 PM
Some wisdom from Kos
Reply #4: I would expect nothing less from the great orange satan. n/t
Thursday, August 02, 2007
The Great Orange Satan
RE: public enemy #1: The Daily Kos.
The Markos Factor
By Matthew Yglesias
Aug 3 2007, 6:47 AM ET
I ran into the Great Orange Satan himself (pictured) yesterday in the early evening, and he was at pains to point out that the YearlyKos Convention has only a loose association with the DailyKos blog (YearlyKos Executive Director Gina Cooper is also a DailyKos fellos) and nothing in particular to do with Markos himself.
Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:17 am
ETA: went to the GREAT ORANGE SATAN and found this:...
Google Groups: FUMCOG Peace List
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 21:05:42 -0800 (PST)
Local: Wed, Jan 16 2008 12:05 am
Subject: Liberal blog demonstrates muscle
So “the Great Orange Satan” (DKos) triumphs again!!! Woo-hoo!
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