The Problem with Censorship at BuckeyeStateBlog (update 4-22)
Unfortunately, it just does not live up to it's aspirations. The "community" pretty much consists of about a 7 person mutual admiration society. Nothing wrong with that really - just a little one-sided and boring. (1 reason I do not visit often) But - what I found strange recently, is that comments from others outside of this mutual admiration society often get deleted. So much for a free and full discussion huh? Oh well.
Then today, I saw this diary by thirdwaydem:
This post was deleted by the time I refreshed. I wonder what else has been deleted? It is bad enough that they spend most of thier talent and time attacking democrats, thier wives, journalists, anonymous commenters, and other dem bloggers now - they censor? Pitiful.
I realize that telling most of you that - Russo and the anonymous and misguided bloggers that follow him are perhaps "hypocrites" is nothing shocking. But to be so shallow that they can not even follow their own mission statement? That is really a new low.
To be a community blog, you have to let stuff like this stay up. They have enough people in thier little clique to just attack this blogger in the diaries comment section (something they frequently do on other blogs), or they could have just ignored it and let it slide away. What are they afraid of? Hopefully, it is not the truth.
This is how BSB and Plunderbound have decided to respond. Check it out - Creepy huh? For the record- that is not me. They just hijacked my name. So much for his argument of being so Politically Correct that he just couldn't stand to have something that could even remotely be construed as racist on his site. This example proves beyond a doubt that when it serves them, they will not only promote racist and sexist material - they will even engage in it.
You are judged by the company you keep and once again this bunch really puts the progressive blog community in a negative light.
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