In Praise of the Daily Kos
This little post may get me drummed out of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, but I am going to praise the Daily Kos and its proprietor, Markos Moulitsas. I was not aware of this previously, but apparently Kos has a standing rule against posting the 9-11 "Truth" stuff.
Diaries on certain topics are likely to generate angry responses. Most of these topics fall under the general heading of "conspiracy theories", i.e. "JFK was killed by Martians". The rule for posting such diaries is "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence". The more extreme the claim, the higher the burden of proof that commenters will demand. If you can't provide evidence to back up your claim, it is best not to post the diary. This guideline also applies to recommending extraordinary-claims diaries. If a diary makes an extreme claim with little or no evidence to back up that claim, it shouldn't be recommended, no matter what that claim is.
Controversial 9/11 Diaries
DailyKos accepts that the 9/11 attacks were perpetrated by agents of Al-Qaeda. It is forbidden to write diaries that:
1. refer to claims that American, British, Israeli, or any government assisted in the attacks
2. refer to claims that the airplanes that crashed into the WTC and Pentagon were not the cause of the damage to those buildings or their subsequent collapse
Authoring or recommending these diaries may result in banning from Daily Kos.
It is relevant to note that this procedure was instituted over at Kos on July 8, 2005, the day after the London subway bombings.
General nutter Mike Malloy of Air America apparently just found out about this, and went off onto one of his typical rants. The segment on Kos and 9-11 Truthers begins about 9:22. Here's a transcript of Malloy's tirade.
When I listen to people who question the official story of what happened on 9/11… it stimulates me to question it myself. Now, as in any of these instances, there may be certain people involved in the 9/11 Truth community who I might consider or you might consider to be really out there in tin-foil hat land. And that may be because of our perspectives.
On the other hand, there are people who challenge the official story of September 11th who are as solid, and sensible, and logical as you are, and as I am.
So, this is a story, (the attack on this country September the 11th, 2001), that became the basis for US foreign policy… according to Bush and these murderous bastards who now run this country.