MyDD's little censoring problem
by theblaz, Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 08:06:36 PM EST
A diary about Obama "campaigning" in Florida, against previous agreements.
It continued here, with kid oakland doing the leg-work Jerome SHOULD have done before writing his idiotic screed against Obama.
K.O. Made the rec list as he tends to do, then minutes later POOF!
It was no longer on the list.
When asked specifically why k.o.'s diary was no longer on the list, Jerome had the following to say.
Because he violated the guildlines here. You can make a practice of personal attacks on other blogs, but not here. If you don't like that, find another blog.
Can anyone realistically read kid's diary and find anything resembling a personal attack?
Jerome has fallen quite far, and he's taking MyDD along with him. Baseless smears, disingenuous attacks, and then CENSORING someone who called him out on his bullshit.
It's just sad. Kid Oakland did the leg work, double checked a story looking for the TRUTH, and then was censored for it.
Good on Kid for trying to get to the truth and holding EVERYONE to the standards of truth and accuracy.
And a hearty thumbs down to Jerome for his actions this primary season, culminating in today's actions.
Just to be clear. I don't support Obama, OR Clinton. I don't hate Jerome or MyDD. And I'm not trying to start some stupid cross-blog war. I just think that if we're going to be critical of the Traditional Media, then we'd damn well better be careful with our research and admit to mistakes. Mistakes happen, I'm not demanding perfection. I AM, however, demanding honesty and integrity.
And Just to be even clearer, I posted this on DailyKos yesterday. I didn't post it on MyDD yesterday because I had already posted a diary that day.And to be so damn clear I'm transparent: This goes beyond which candidate you support. Jerome's FP post was factually misleading, and he tried to cover that up with flimsy rationalizations and suppressing a recommended diary. We should ALL stand against such bullshit, as we routinely call out Traditional Media for such things. Shame on you, Jerome.