June 17, 2005

MSN censorship.

Global Voices Online generates impressive evidence that MSN is helping the Chinese government censor blogging about things like "freedom" and "democracy." (Via Instapundit.)

I love the comments on this post, especially the way they jump on "Mike." Especially the one from "Ross" that begins "Mike, you’re a pantywaist."

12 comments:

Dave said...

The link you put up returns an error...

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks. I've fixed it.

leeontheroad said...

I love the comments on this post, especially the way they jump on "Mike." Especially the one from "Ross" that begins "Mike, you’re a pantywaist."

hmmm. . . I'm not sure I follow. It's not really okay if folks call the blogger names, but it's okay for commenters to call each other (derogatory) names? Hmmm. . .

Ann Althouse said...
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Ann Althouse said...

Lee: You are going to have to try harder to understand the Mind of Althouse! Reread the post you linked to and think hard about your characterization of me. And just try harder. You think I stand for prissy decorum? You think I'm about what's "okay" and "not okay." You are far off!

leeontheroad said...

hmmm. . . again. I asked a question, and I think a characterization would require a statement. But, in any case, if I make a characterization, I hope I'll close read before doing so. Ta!

Ann Althouse said...

Lee: Your "question" -- a declarative statement with a question mark at the end of it -- certainly did contain a characterization, and it rubbed me the wrong way. Obviously!

leeontheroad said...

That was not my intention, so I apologize.

Ann Althouse said...

Lee: It's quite all right. Please keep commenting.

Steve Dispensa said...

Robert Scoble (a Microsoft guy) wrote more about this today here: http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/

ploopusgirl said...

...except that Lee is entirely correct with her characterization of you, Ann. Within mere seconds, you remove comments that insult you in any way; however, you embrace the commenters insulting each other. You also toss around plenty of insults yourself. I didn't realize blogging could give someone such a sense of self importance!

Ann Althouse said...

Ploopygirl: What comments have I removed? You are simply factually wrong. In the post Lee links to, I went out of my way to reprint insulting EMAIL! That's why I said read the post. You need to think more.