You recall Chris Wilson, I'm sure. He's the one who ran the amateur porn site that gave free memberships to deployed soldiers. To prove that they were deployed they had to send a picture of themselves in the field. About 15% of the pics were extremely gory; Wilson printed all the pics, gory and otherwise. But the liberal blogosphere, led by John Aravosis at Americablog, spread the lie that Wilson was running a "gore for porn" site.
Wilson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and agreed to shut down his website. The liberal blogosphere achieved its goal, which is a partnership with the Bush administration in service of sanitizing the reality of the Iraq War. Congratulations, children! You helped extinguish free speech in America. Proud of yourselves, are you?
And guess what? It's not going to stop there. Now that we know the liberal blogosphere hates porn the way it does -- along with second-hand smoke, no doubt -- the Bush administration has issued subpoenas to all of the search engine operators to forcce them to provide information that will help the federal government argue for the segregation of porn into an Internet ghetto all its own.
Of course, you know what comes after being roped off into a ghetto, don't you?
It's shake-'n-bake, "liberals," and you helped. See, when you hate one person's freedom you hate every person's freedom. Now you're up against the federal government and its efforts to protect children. Hey, if you wanted to shut down a web site in Florida to protect everyone from seeing war pictures without your preferred political disclaimers, what's to stop the federal government from protecting children?
Notice how The Washington Post is involved? The "seamier side" of the Internet. News flash! It's shake-'n-bake, children, and you helped. You signed onto the censorship agenda. Be careful what you wish for.
One last thing: My handle cwilson, has no relationship whatsoever with the Chris Wilson who started that site. I live in Seattle. I haven't been to Florida for years, and my name's not Wilson. My handle is a pseudonym, and the similarity is entirely coincidental. I realize this won't stop a bunch of you from lying about it, but I thought I'd say it anyway. Someone ought to tell the truth here. Addendum: I read through the comments and am greatly amused to see the very same sorts of insults directed at me as I have had when posting on rightwingnut "milblogs" about the Liar-in-Chief and his war. The echosphere is the echosphere! More on the comments: Something calling itself tlh lib puked: "Oh and when I saw he'd 1-rated every comment in the diary I too gave a 4 to every comment here." A couple responses. First off, I don't give a flyin' fuck what your ratings are. Rate people a "12" if you want. Hell, if "0" and "1" ratings didn't get comments censored from this board in true liberal style, I'd respond comment by comment myself. Secondly, you're either an idiot or a liar, because I actually picked through the comments and didn't rate five of them. doorguy cited a prior posting of his and commented that he didn't get flamed. I should note that his was one of the comments here that I left unrated. Beyond that, I will also note that several of the people who commented in doorguy's thread lied about the "gore-for-porn" angle, which was never true. doorguy never called them on the lie, which leads me to think he should change his handle to "doormat."