Last night I made what I thought was a fairly benign comment on a site which I've been a registered "commenter" on for some time now (not sure how long, but probably north of two years). For that comment, I was given this reply by "Charles" who is Charles Johnson, the proprietor of Little Green Footballs:
Funny thing is, either it was late and I missed my own point, or I've been booted for agreeing, but apparently not enough, with the host. I wish I could see what I posted. I'd settle for seeing that again. Maybe I was drunk on caffeine-free Diet Coke.
Look, Charles has every right to screen whomever he pleases and commenters exist at the pleasure of the host. What I don't get is why I'm a "fanatic moron" for saying that Thomas Jefferson should not be removed from the textbooks in Texas, just stating it in the historical context of his relationship with John Adams and adding a little sprinkling of how creationism and science should be able to coexist as differing viewpoints in the debate.
Perhaps he came to this blog and didn't like some of my other thoughts? I've always tried to keep it simple on his site. I think there's a disconnect. Maybe he had a bad day. Either way, LGF is now in fantastic company. I've been banned not once, but twice from The Huffington Post, after joining in May of 2005--the day they opened shop. I send Arianna an annual email asking "why." Still no reply.
I wonder if Charles will show more class than Ms. Huffington. I would expect it, but for his busy schedule. If I do get a reply, I'll post it here (with consent) so my zero readers can get the other viewpoint.
Special bonus thanks to whomever hit the "-1" button on my deleted post. Classic.