8/8/08

Are Right Wingnuts Attacking Crooks and Liars?

Given all of the constant and baseless "Denial of service attacks!" claims by the loony right wingnut Blogosphare I was wondering if they might be behind the problems of trying to get into Crooks and Liars site today. OR if, maybe, C&L might just be having technical difficulties on their end. Not wanting to create panic in the blogosphere by jumping to ridiculous conclusions based on zero evidence, I sent off a couple of Emails:
"Subject: Crooks and Liars Site is down

I have tried in both IE and Firefox to get there. Either they are down or I was banned? lol"
To which I received a prompt reply from one member of their tireless and exemplary team:
"RE: Crooks and Liars Site is down

Tech issue....:-)"
So don't worry too much if you can't get to their site right now. It is, as most sane people would have concluded, just a technical glitch.

If only right wingnuts had half a brain they could have figured things like this out before running off at the mouth all the time. Skippy was spreading the truth (Blogging at Skippy Junior at the time) the last time right wingnuts wet their pants over baseless "Denial of service attacks!" claims:
apparently, some hardly-ever-right wing blogs have been locked also. so what do the rightists do? of course: blame the left.

tell me once more how progressives love free speech.

this blog has been locked due to possible blogger terms of service violations. you may not publish new posts until your blog is reviewed and unlocked. this blog will be deleted within 20 days unless you request a review.
its the same message concrete bob received and rosemary posted for him.

this is bulls**t as it appears that someone does not approve of the idea of free speech especially when the speech doesn't conform to their ideas.

online activists thought to be loyal to barack obama are once against using google's software tools to target rival political blogs for elimination as spam blogs. this occurred earlier this year when democratic bloggers with a preference for hillary clinton also found themselves locked out of their own blogs, all because of spurious and apparently orchestrated claims that these blogs are spam blogs. pro-obama activists were blamed for those attempts at censorship as well.

like john at argghhh!, i don't think for a second that the obama campaign has any official knowledge of this attempt to hamstring or terminate rival political viewpoints, but as obama once won an election by exercising procedural tricks to have his rivals thrown off the ballot, it is certainly in line with the kind of character he has displayed in the past.
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that's right. a world-wide breakdown of cyber communication has to be because of obama supporters. because after all, those uppity negro-lovers are just clever enought to shut down a handful of small-traffic rightist blogs, without being able to disable fox news.com or rush limbaugh's blog or anything, because, come on, confederate yankee is soooooo threatening to our fearless leader's socialist agenda.

who's writing confederate yankee these days? joe lieberman?
Anyways... Maybe the next time their sites go down the lunatic fringe right wing Blogosphere will check their backblast area before they fire off the infamous "republican victim card" they love to embarrass themselves with?

2 comments:

skippy said...

thx for the shout out, cman, but i can get onto c&l just fine...

Connecticut Man1 said...

Thanks for the comment skippy. But I know they are having tech problems confirmed by two separate people there, and their announcement on the site. Anyways, I left a response o'er at yer place.