by Scoobie Davis
Another Blogger Banned Me
My feeling are hurt--not really. I was surfing the right-wing blogs and found a post on LaShawn Barber's blog that approvingly cited an article in WorldNetDaily by Michelle Malkin accusing a financial backer of Air America of financial misconduct.
So I wrote the following in her comments section:
I don't know if some of the people who are behind Air America engaged in financial chicanery or not. One thing I know is that if they did, Michelle Malkin is the last person who should complain. Take a look at who has given her a paycheck:
1) The "Reverend" Sun Myung Moon. Moon, the self-proclaimed messiah, has been able to fund his media empire through charity scams. The MO is to have his brainwashed followers pose as charity workers an solicit funds from people on the street. I live in LA and just in the past year, I have been approached by at least half a dozen Moonies who tried to solicit money--ostensibly for charity--but it went to allow Moon to live like a king and become a huge Washington power player.
2) Joseph Farah. In the 1990's, Farah and an unscrupulous "journalist" Chris Ruddy fed paranoid billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife stories that Bill Clinton was responsible for murdering dozens of people--the urban legend known as the Clinton Body Count (see Snopes.com for more info). As a consequence, an alarmed Scaife funded Farah and Ruddy to report on these "mysterious deaths"--a comedy of errors reported in the Columbia Journalism Review by Trudy Lieberman--see my post for a brief synopsis
For my efforts, my post was not listed in the comments section; instead, Barber posted the following: "I've dealt with you before, "Scoobie," and you're a vulgarian and not welcome on this blog."
The reason that she thinks I'm a vulgarian is that I once read a post on her blog that fulsomely praised Malkin and I linked to it on my blog and jocularly suggested (in a rather crude fashion) that the relationship between Barber and Malkin was a bit cozier that it really is. As a consequence, my readers wrote crude things on the comments sections of Barber's Malkin-praising post. As a consequence, I am banned from the comments section of her blog.