Thursday, October 12, 2006

Dept of Interior Blocking Conservative Blogs ???

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Dept of Interior Blocking Conservative Blogs?

Baron Bodissey forwarded this email today; is the US Department of the Interior following the lead of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, and blocking American anti-jihad sites?

I’m a long-time reader, without ever actually commenting on anything. Yesterday the U.S. Department of the Interior (I work for the Mineral Management Service) installed blocking software on their entire network. Gates of Vienna is now blocked, as are all sites with a .blogspot URL. Also blocked are other conservative blogs, such as Wizbang. More than half the sites I check on a daily basis are now completely blocked. As of today, Little Green Footballs is not blocked, but that’s about the only one I’ve seen that isn’t. There’s not much that can be done, but I just thought I’d let you know. I’ll check later today when I get in to see if the liberal blogs are blocked. Take care, and thanks for the good stuff you folks post.

Update: As of now, Little Green Footballs is also being blocked, but DailyKos is not... Can we try to get the word out? Blocking conservative blogs and not liberal ones is BS.

UPDATE at 10/11/06 10:46:36 am:

More info from Gates of Vienna:

Here’s a quick runthrough of what I’ve found so far at work. You’ll see that its pretty one-sided.

Blocked Blogs:

Captain’s Quarters
Cox and Forkum
Gates of Vienna
Little Green Footballs
Michael J. Totten
Michelle Malkin
Power Line
Protein Wisdom
Rantings of a Sandmonkey
Roger L. Simon
The Adventures of Chester
The American Thinker
The Belmont Club
The Doctor is In Wizbang

Blogs not blocked:

Democrat Underground
America blog
The Huffington Post

In fact, every blog, linked to / off of, DailyKos seems to work.

UPDATE at 10/11/06 10:53:43 am:

Here’s the DOI’s policy on internet blocking. (Hat tip: MJ.)

10:19 AM PDT



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