GOOGLE SILENCING ANTI-OBAMA BLOGGERS

I still don’t have an answer about YouTube taking down effective anti-Obama videos but apparently Gobble Gobble is. This story ran in the NY Times two days ago.

(UPDATE 7:20 p.m.| Added comment from one of the bloggers who was shut down by Google.)

Did Google use its network of online services to silence critics of Barack Obama? That was the question buzzing on a corner of the blogosphere over the last few days, after several anti-Obama bloggers were unable to update their sites, which are hosted on Google’s Blogger service.

The bloggers in question, most of them supporters of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, and all of them opposed to Senator Obama, received a notice from Google last week saying that their sites had been identified as potential “spam” blogs. “You will not be able to publish posts to your blog until we review your site and confirm that it is not a spam blog,” the Google e-mail read.

Many of the bloggers were affiliated with JustSayNoDeal.com, a Web site that opposes Senator Obama. They include http://bluelyon.blogspot.com, http://comealongway.blogspot.com, http://hillaryorbust.blogspot.com and http://mccaindemocrats.blogspot.com.

In an article that appeared on Bloggasm.com, the reporter Simon Owens spoke with some of the affected bloggers, who said they believed that Google had fallen prey to a campaign by activists supporting Senator Obama. According to the bloggers, the Obama supporters had clicked on a “flag” on the anti-Obama blogs alerting Google that they were spam.

Does anyone believe that anything in the Obama campaign happens accidentally? I don’t either because I’ve been checking out a few sites I regularly visit and guess what???? Some of the best anti-Obama videos I’ve seen are (sound of ta da in the background used for effect) GONE!

Check it out yourself. Go to Liberal Rapture, Chicagoans Against Obama, AgainstObama and I bet you find at least one missing video. Cute trick though, I mean how many people go to their old posts to check that kind of thing out?

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