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Military Bans Left-Leaning Blog, Permits Right-Wing Site

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Posted on Oct 26, 2006

A Marine stationed in Iraq found he was blocked from accessing the cheeky, left-leaning political blog Wonkette, while he had no problem accessing conservative Michelle Malkin’s site.
Hmmm….


Wonkette:

Another Marine stationed in Iraq has sent us a screenshot of what happens when you need some hot news on Macaca and Foley:

forbidden, this page (http://www.wonkette.com) is categorized as (Personal Pages) ALL SITES YOU VISIT ARE LOGGED AND FILED.

... Notice the other browser tabs. Two actual “personal pages” that rah-rah for Bush (What’s her name, the wannabe Coulter, and Hugh Hewitt) show up just fine, as our Marine Operative confirms. But “Talking Points Memo,” which is apparently one of the “left leaning” sites one hears so much about these days, is prohibited.

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By yank in london, October 27, 2006 at 9:49 am Link to this comment
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I guess that means that they’ve no chance of getting through to Appeal for Redress then.

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By BobR, October 26, 2006 at 9:02 pm Link to this comment
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I don’t expect this will be used on those Army recruitment ads…..Let them find their strength”....but we don’t trust them to read unapproved website!”

More evidence this country is going to the dogs.

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By jon eden, October 26, 2006 at 7:49 pm Link to this comment
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This censoring is probably a necessary evil given that a “well informed fighting man or woman” is probably an oxymoron.

Jon
StudentsForTheEarth.org

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