It never dawned on me until I seen the pattern long enough to realize that a lot of private blogs and websites are following the same general
There is the core group of sites that constantly push the message 24/7. But there is an outer ring of blogs and websites that seem to be seldom used,
or talk about miscellaneous things until key times when all of the periphery makes post to reinforce what the core group is saying.
The key identifier of them is their moderation of comments. Remember, if decent is evident, then it takes the punch out of the message. So, a
detracting view is never allowed to surface.
You see it on sites that push environmental issues, gun control, and anti nuclear stuff. I have seen it on websites targeting every country in the
world. It isn’t just a US political thing.
If you notice, they usually always have heavily restricted comments.
Basically the comments section ether…….
Is, VIP access only.
Heavily pre moderated… Or
Heavily post moderated.
Usually they will pick the last two options because they want to appear “open” when they are not.
If you make a post that points out errors in their data, or problems with their logic, then expect it to be deleted and an instant ban for you.
Such heavy handed moderation could be expected from a blogger that has been subjected to a lot of attacks, but when you see such heavy handed actions
from a person that has just set up his site and posted the first post, then something is definitely wrong. Keeping a constant lockdown on a site 24/7
is not enjoyable and does not exactly classify as after work entertainment.
Like one blog I ran across. They posted an article where he was talking about how guns were responsible for the terrible murder rates and suicide
rates in the US. And that other countries with gun control didn’t have that problem. I ask them one question. “If easy access to guns cause
people to commit suicide, then why does japan have twice the suicide rate of the US?”
When I returned an hour later, my comment was deleted, and I was permanently banned. So, I did the thing necessary to get around that ban. I ask them
why my question was so offensive? Deletion and permanent ban again. I then posted under the name “You know who it is!” And stated. “You
evidently have as much disdain for the first amendment as you do the second.” Then they disabled the comments section.
If it was a real life blogger, then thy would have replied to the comment with their explanation as to why the situation existed. But to instantly
delete and ban anyone that even questions what they say isn’t normal. It indicates that they are just maintaining the blog to present an ideal image
to the web surfers that happen to visit their site.
To go to the point of disabling the comments section to prevent even a mildly opposing view from being heard, just exemplifies that fact.
And what irritates me the most is……… When they use Astroturf blogs to accuse the opposition of being nothing but Astroturf.
Things like saying…… “All the commenters were just fake people. They didn’t post the exact same things, but all of them posted the same
general theme about how congress didn’t have a right to legislate such and such.” Well………. If the congress didn’t have a right legislate
such things, then there is probably a good reason why they were saying such things along that line!
The known Astroturf blogs have been heavily pushing the mem that the tea party is just an Astroturf group.
I could go on and on with things I have seen over the last decade from websites from many different countries ……. But I digress ……….
The general rule is……. When you see the liberals insinuate that their opposition is doing something, it is a good indication that they are the one
guilty of it.
I can post links to examples, but it is obvious enough as to where to look, that I am not going to waste the time.
edit on 20-7-2011 by Mr Tranny because: (no reason given)