In what has been a non scandal in relating to Tom Davis, I have noted a new form of corruption in the blogging world. James Martin of Virginia Progressive has now begun to censor comments for his own site. Instead of allowing people’s opinions be heard, he will remove them or keep it quiet until called on it. Once that happens, he will allow the post to be placed back onto his site.
In an email sent to me by James, he explained that his was not censorship, but rather "moderating" on his webite. There is a filter working in the site that apparently pulls comments out from the posts. I first noticed this the other day when Mason Conservative's comment was "moderated" for a brief period of time, but not put up in the comments until after I brought it to light. Not Gretchen Bulova as also expressed concerns about her comments being "moderated" from the site.
Fact of the Matter
The fact of the matter on this that James claimed to have learned tolerance while in high school. As Mason Conservative points out on more than one occasion to me, he is still young and has much to learn. Not Gretchen Bulova also points out how James wishes to press his morals onto the internet world. As for me, I do question how "progressive" his site is if he needs "moderating" for the comments.
Indeed, all views should be heard. There have been comments with foul language on his site before. Yet those aren't moderated. We know liberal s now being called progressive. Does this mean censorship is now being called "moderated."
At this site, all are welcomed to say what they wish. I do say that it is better to use vocabulary and not foul language in your comments. But I can assure all there is no "moderating" on my part.
James has assured me that his site deals with a great deal of spam. However, considering my original post was on his site for about an hour before it disappearred, as I told him, it does make one wonder. Now this has got him puzzled. Whether or not there are errors on his site is something to be investigated.