Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Obama's Community Blogs: Moderated After All...

Little Green Footballs is doing some fascinating online excavation at the Obama campaign's official webpage. It turns out Obama's hate-filled "community blogs" are indeed moderated:

Well, well. Look what’s going on at the official Barack Obama campaign web site; in one of their community blogs filled with hateful ranting, we discover that the administrators are paying attention to these “unmoderated” blogs after all: Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In C42D’S FEAR AND LOATHING IN AMERICA.

Hi David,

Thank you so much for your involvement in the online community. Your voice is valued here; however, we were forced to remove your recent blog post due to your use of profanity. It detracts from a welcoming community where all people can engage in positive discourse.

This is your first warning. Please be mindful of your language in the future.

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation in maintaining a respectful dialogue on our website.


Obama for America

LGF's got additional examples (of demands to bring banned blogs and commenters back, for example), but I like the conclusion:

Obviously, this means blogs and groups like these, which have been pointed out at LGF over and over, must meet the standards of the campaign:

Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In Michael Morrissey’s Blog: 9/11 Truth
Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In Government of, by, and for The Israel Lobby: ‘The Israel Lobby: AIPAC’ 1-5
Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In Marxists/Socialists/Communists for Obama
Barack Obama : : Change We Can Believe In Adam Roberts’s Blog: The Nature of the Proletariat

And there are many, many more like these still posted at the site, with more going up every day.

Change we can believe in?