Given the Rusty treatment: Banned from FDL
Cross-posted from progressive-independence.org.
Earlier today I posted a diary at FDL in what was a continuation of an argument on morality in politics. A few minutes ago I responded to a comment in another thread only to find that the comment in question was hidden pending moderator approval, a sure sign that I've been banned. And just as was done to Rusty1776, my entire account has been designated as spam and my entries hidden from view.
That this happened is not even remotely surprising. The right-wing gatekeepers who run FDL do not like talk of morality in politics, as it has the effect of exposing them for the amoral, power-driven shills for the corporate-owned Democrat Party they truly are. What else can you expect from a blog run by ex-Daily Kos goons? The difference between the two web sites is that at least Kos lets you know up front that his is a site of, by, and for only Democrats and that anti-Democrat discussion — as well as challenges to the party and its hacks — will not be tolerated.
Lest you think I'm angry about this, I'm not. What the trolls assume is that there is nowhere else to go. They're deluding themselves if they think this. Just check out the column of links to the left of this entry for proof. I'm just letting you know what happened in case anyone has any questions about why I was removed from FDL, and that in light of their being exposed as a right-wing blog that silences dissent from the party line, I've taken the liberty of removing the link I had in the left-hand column. If you want to read stuff from FireDogLake, I'm happy to invite people to cross-post from there. I simply do not feel that the site is worthy of being promoted on a blog that is of, by, and for the left.
[UPDATE A suitable welcome to Obama's rump Ds. Go torture somebody or steal an election, why donchya? --lambert]