June 8th, 2012

Day of blogger silence

Today is a National Day of Blogger Silence (a sort of oxymoron?). The purpose is explained in this post by Ace, and Michelle Malkin has much more to say here, including contact information (Malkin is nothing if not thorough):

Free speech is under fire. Online thugs are targeting bloggers (mostly conservative, but not all) who have dared to expose a convicted bomber and perjuring vexatious litigant now enjoying a comfy life as a liberally-subsidized social justice operative. Where do your elected representatives stand on this threat to our founding principles?

And if you follow this link, you’ll find what a lot of other bloggers have written on the matter.

Fortunately, I’ve written a piece for PJ that appears today, so you even have something of mine to read and comment on, despite the (relative) silence.

Blogging is an alternative and complement to the MSM that’s come to mean a great deal to a lot of people. It certainly does to me. I bet it does to most of you, too.

9 Responses to “Day of blogger silence”

  1. Artfldgr Says:

    Once the left found out where i lived, in the early days of blogging.. and visited me, i stopped having my own… the fact they are mimicking the SA tactics, is not surprising… a scorpion does what a scorpion does – it is its nature…

    they went so far as to create a facebook page and loc me out from having it under my handle… (went so far even to have a man dress up in a pseudo drag based on snippets of descriptions of me)

  2. Datechguy's Blog » Blog Archive » …Speaking of 1st Amendment rights Let’s Talk Kimberlin & Co » Datechguy's Blog Says:

    [...] 10: Pundit & Pundette & New Neocon are aboard, and as you might guess the usual suspects on the left are mocking. This is not [...]

  3. Conservative bloggers are saying… « The Radio Patriot Says:

    [...] Blog, Hot Air, Pirate’s Cove, Riehl World View, National Review, neo-neocon, Pundit & Pundette, alicublog, Popehat, Instapundit, The PJ [...]

  4. Molly NH Says:

    Why hasn t the FBI gotten involved with this. The “swatting”
    behavior isn t it a crime to summon swat teams or police response as a prank. A kin to pulling false fire alarms.
    J Edgar help us, you d have never tolerated this.

  5. Artfldgr Says:

    on another note:
    HE WON’T HAVE ANOTHER: Triple Crown hopeful scratched from Belmont…

  6. Rose Says:

    We’re with you.

  7. Blogger day of silence roundup | Fausta's Blog Says:

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  8. rickl Says:

    I’m not sure what the point of this is. The conservative blogosphere is a very, very tiny part of the internet (see here), so nobody apart from regular readers is likely to notice.

    It reminds me of something similar awhile back. Some left-wing group, or maybe La Raza, organized a “Day Without Mexicans” in order to demonstrate the crucial importance of illegal aliens to the U.S. economy. I don’t know how well it worked. I assume most actual illegals were more concerned with working and making money than with making a meaningless political statement.

  9. Beverly Says:

    Ace just posted this in the wee hours of Friday night. Anyone know what’s up?

    >>Comments Are Disabled Until Further Notice
    —Ace

    I apologize to most commenters.

    Jimmah, however, has decided to set blog policy for me, and several others have decided to challenge me on the point as well.

    I will have to end commenting until I can figure out how to ban them.

    This is precisely how I wanted to spend my Friday night.

    I know that everyone else — everyone else — was of course pleasant and wonderful as usual.

    But there are some who just enjoy sabotage and fragging.

    I don’t know how to fix it at the moment, so I’m going to possibly simply destroy the blog by letting it go dark.

    But I don’t know what else to do.

    You expect to be knifed in the front by your enemies. It’s too much to be knifed in the back as well.

    Again, I realize most people understand without being told.

    My mistake here is thinking some people will understand if told — no, the sort of person that doesn’t know until told also won’t know after he’s told.

    Thanks for everyone who understands without being told.

    For the rest, registration is coming, possibly Monday. I do not have the time or patience regarding continuing arguments about Standard Blog Policy — standard blog policy on any blog, at any time, let alone now, when I’m under siege — and I simply will not be entertaining any more arguments about it.

    You can be stubborn about a lot of things, but when you get stubborn over another man’s right to make his livelhood as he believes right, and to protect himself and his family as best he knows how, you’ve gotten stubborn about the wrong thing, and the last thing.

    And also, you’re a bad person with a deep psychological problem, and no, merely being “conservative” does not make up for your selfishness and arrogance. You might want to consider character-building exercises over reading about politics. Before one’s a good conservative, one ought to strive to first be a good human being.

    Without the latter, the former isn’t worth shit.

    Posted by Ace at 02:46 AM <<

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