Censorship and the Bush Regime

Posted on Tuesday 7 March 2006

Wonkette has an article on her blog about the censorship that the Bush regime which affects what our troops deployed in Iraq can see on the web. Of interest and what is extremely suspicious are what sights are being allowed, versus which sites are being blocked. This list is from the Wonkette story:

  • Wonkette – “Forbidden, this page (http://www.wonkette.com/) is categorized as: Forum/Bulletin Boards, Politics/Opinion.”
  • Bill O’Reilly (www.billoreilly.com) – OK
  • Air America (www.airamericaradio.com) – “Forbidden, this page (http://www.airamericaradio.com/) is categorized as: Internet Radio/TV, Politics/Opinion.”
  • Rush Limbaugh (www.rushlimbaugh.com) – OK
  • ABC News “The Note” – OK
  • Website of the Al Franken Show (www.alfrankenshow.com) – “Forbidden, this page (http://www.airamericaradio.com/) is categorized as: Internet Radio/TV, Politics/Opinion.”
  • G. Gordon Liddy Show (www.liddyshow.us) – OK
  • Don & Mike Show (www.donandmikewebsite.com) – “Forbidden, this page (http://www.donandmikewebsite.com/) is categorized as: Profanity, Entertainment/Recreation/Hobbies.”

The very conservative websites of Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, ABC News “The Note”, and the G. Gordon Liddy show are all allowed. Wonkette, Air America, the Al Franken Show, and the Don & Mike Show websites are all forbidden, and all but the Don & Mike Show are categorized as Politics/Opinion. Exactly how are the Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, G. Gordon Liddy and ABC News “The Note” not considered political?

Seems that the Bush regime is more than happy to denounce China for censoring Internet access, but are willing to do it to our own troops to further their own agenda.

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