They can't ban all of us
A few days ago, I was banned from leaving comments at DailyKos. Since he hasn't responded to my email, I don't know the exact reason, but I can surmise it has something to do with the comments to this post (dailykos . com/archives/002198.html).
That post features a picture of a (supposed) Iraq girl injured by U.S. missiles in Baghdad. Kos claims that the picture comes from "the Al Jazeera."
However, the link provided goes to the website aljazeerah.info, which as far as I can tell, is not the 'Al Jazeera' TV network. (The real Al Jazeera is at www.aljazeera.net and english.aljazeera.net).
First of all, aljazeerah.info is located in Dalton, Georgia, U.S.A. which, as far as I know, is quite a ways from Qatar.
Secondly, their mission statement (aljazeerah.info/Sections/Mission.htm) doesn't mention anything about being affiliated with the better-known Al Jazeera.
And, their list of documents (aljazeerah.info/Sections/documents.htm) seem to be oriented less towards reportage than something else. Such as 'Zionism, the Highest Stage of Imperialism':
What makes this funny is that in the comments, Kos has this to say when this matter was brought to his attention:
Did you click the link? Jeez. Why don't you give the link a try before you come here and tell me what I check and what I don't check. Where do you think I got the damn picture?
Lots of banning today, folks.
So, apparently he did check it and didn't see anything wrong with using aljazeerah.info as his source. It appears that because I was one of the ones pointing this out to him, I was banned.
So, let's make lemonade out of these lemons. I hereby call on all other members of the VRWC to give Kos, his polstate.com site, and other "liberal" bloggers a visit and serve as a bit of a truth squad. If, as you no doubt will, you see a factual or other error, please politely point it out in their comments sections. Apparently, their readers are starved for the truth, and I suggest we give it to them. Note that I'm suggesting only polite, well-reasoned, fact-based commentary.
After all, they can't ban all of us, can they?
UPDATE: Richard Bennett tells me: "I resigned from Polstate a week ago after that Kos idiot attacked the President on his blog. The man is scum."