Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Case Study of Censorship at DailyKos (w/Screen-Shots)

DailyKos "trusted users" are censoring articles posted there by making them invisible to the public.  Here is an example:  The first Site Meter screen-shot below shows that on May 18, 2011, approximately sixty DailyKos readers clicked on a link posted at DailyKos, with the intention of viewing a link to this Truth About Kos blog, whose identifier code at Site Meter is "s36hypocrite."  (That is the username I chose when creating the "Truth About Kos (DailyKos)" blog's site meter back in 2007.)

The second Site Meter screen-shot (below) shows that DailyKos readers were following a link directly to an article that I researched and published here, entitled: "The Indictment of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ) by Justice and History (Updated with Additional Information and Counts)"

The third Site Meter screen-hot below demonstrates that at the DailyKos blog URL address where the blog post should have been available, there was instead a statement that:  "You do not have permission to view this diary."  At least sixty readers at DailyKos had read the diary, but the general public and reporters would not and will not be able to read the diary.
As the fourth Site Meter screen-shot shows, that hidden article was entitled, "I'm from Red State and I'm Here to Educate."

As screen-shot #2 below demonstrates, the now-hidden Red State blog post that cited Truth About Kos had a link that went directly to  "The Indictment of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ) by Justice and History (Updated with Additional Information and Counts)" is not gone. It simply is no longer available to the public.  The clear implication is that there is something within the thirty-one-count "Indictment" that trusted users don't want the public or DailyKos readers to see.  With over 200 links to US Government, Salvadoran Government, MAMZ family websites, Salvadoran newspaper articles and even a press release by US Government's OPIC, I can certainly understand why trusted users would consider The Indictment to be a threat to DailyKos' and MAMZ's reputation.

If you don't want to know the truth about Kos, and you don't want others to learn the truth about Kos, then don't read The Indictment and don't link to it.  (Over sixty blogs have linked to Truth About Kos.)

People who understand the rules and invisible inner-workings of DailyKos could probably explain to us quite easily what this evidence means.  I cannot fully explain, but I can say what I do know.  "Red State" is a Republican conservative blog, so anyone who posted an article at the ostensibly "leftist" DailyKos using the name "Red State" in the title would immediately be suspect.

DailyKos has "trusted users" whose foremost job is eliminate from the blog posts and comments any information that seriously threatens the authorized view of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ) and of DailyKos, e.g. a blog post or comment that links to this Truth About Kos blog.  They can eliminate any information from public view if it contradicts an aspect of the blog's reputation.

Reportedly, the way that they do so is by having a threshold number of "trusted users" who must object to a post or comment in order to make that comment or post invisible to the public.  Once that threshold is reached, the comment or blog post becomes invisible to the public, and visible only to "trusted users"

DailyKos "trusted readers" treat people differently according to whether they observe the rules (public and unstated).  Anyone who quotes or links to the Truth About Kos blog has effectively declared war on DailyKos and on Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga.  Once it becomes clear that the information posted is inimical to the view of DailyKos that the "trusted users" carefully maintain, the user's ability to post will be diminished or eliminated.

What information is in the indictment that is inimical to the DailyKos?  The fact that MAMZ admittedly spent three years training at the CIA is probably among the facts that the "trusted users" want to keep secret.  Not surprisingly, the Commonwealth Club has finally removed from its archives the audiotape in which MAMZ acknowledges that he spent three years with the CIA, including 2002--the year in which he started DailyKos.
Fortunately, I suspected this might happen and so I prepared a  Transcript of MAMZ's Confession to 2 to 3 YRS at CIA. This audio tape has been excerpted and written about all over the leftist and psuedo-leftist blogosphere and MAMZ has never denied its authenticity.  For example, a user at YouTube named truthout1020 made a video including audio of MAMZ's own voice, confessing to having been trained by the CIA from 2001 until 2003.  MAMZ did not challenge the fact that the voice on the tape is his and has not denied making any of the statements he made.  However, the links to the audio-no longer work, and a search for "Moulitsas" among Commonwealth Club's archives show no

Almost nine thousand people have viewed and listened to the video and still MAMZ has never denied its authenticity. I would imagine that TruthOut1020 probably has the entire interview on his hard drive, because he used it extensively in making the above video.

Although MAMZ has acknowledged verbally, on audio-tape, that he spent 2001 until 2003 training at the CIA, this is not in his biography at DailyKos. His military service is.  The fact that he has not acknowledged training at the CIA while starting DailyKos is not in his Wikipedia entry either.  I have put it there more than once, but someone keeps taking it out, as if three years at the CIA are not relevant and worthy of mention. Or as if a Wikipedia page is not information for the public but rather propaganda for those names lead in biographies there.  (The mainstream media doesn't out CIA agents and this may help to explain why they haven't discussed the CIA backstory even though MAMZ has brought it up in public.) 

The truth is that being CIA-trained contradicts his attempts to present himself as a "leftist" and "progressive" and so those whose job it is to prune his image have  intentionally withheld critical background information from the public.  It is as if his entire public posture is just his CIA cover story, while the thoroughly documented information at the Truth About Kos is the reality from which he wants to run and hide.

Just remember this:  MAMZ did not inform the public that in 1993 MAMZ vehemently opposed ALL gay service in the US Armed Forces, and he ridiculed then-President Clinton for trying to open the military to gay service.

You didn't discover that information in his bio at DailyKos, or in his Wikipedia entry or in any of the biographical pieces that have been written about him by the mainstream media. 

The homophobic college essay was research, discovered and published at The Truth About Kos, because we research and expose Kos, even when his "trusted users" and the mainstream media refuse to do so refuse to publish this information.

SourceWatch is also a more credible source of information than Wikipedia because the SourceWatch biography of MAMZ  includes the following:


"The Truth About Kos," an anti-DailyKos blog by Francis L. Holland, reported on a 1993 college essay in which Moulitsas Zúniga (then a freshman) opined that gays should not be permitted to serve in the military under any circumstances. He wrote in the column, signed "Markos C.A. Moulitsas," that for non-gay military men, "There is something inherently uncomfortable about it."[4]
In a June 6, 2006 speech to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Zúniga stated that he had spent between six months and two years training at the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, DC. In this speech Kos said began in 2001, before he started DailyKos,[5] and continued until the beginning of his involvement with the Howard Dean presidential campaign (late 2003/early 2004), which would mean that Zúniga was in training with the US CIA for as much as two years.[6]
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The Indictment of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ) by Justice and History (Updated with Additional Information and Counts)


You do not have permission to view this diary.

Im from Red-Statehere-to-Educate


Thursday, May 19, 2011

DailyKos Hides Article by "Red-State" Citing Truth About Kos Blog

"Permission" to view a diary?
Over at DailyKos, an article was posted with the name "Red State Here to Educate."  The article almost certainly linked to the Truth About Kos blog, because close to sixty DailyKos leaders followed the link to the Truth About Kos blog.  Now, for some reason, I find that I cannot read the article.  Instead, I get the page above, saying."You do not have permission to view this diary."

Why would I need "permission" to view a diary at a large national blog pseudo-Democratic Party blog that does not charge fees for reading articles?  Is it because there is rampant censorship, practiced by "trusted users" at DailyKos, and articles that do not support the underlying premise of DailyKos are taken down by the censors? 

Or is it because no one with my IP address is allowed to visit DailyKos, lest I show the relationship between the articles posted there and the fact that MAMZ was admittedly (on audiotape) training with the Central Intelligence Agency in 2002, during the entire year when he started DailyKos?

I just don't know why an article posted by someone from RedState has been hidden from me, and perhaps from thousands of others, by DailyKos censors.

My bet is that it is invisible simply because it links to a list of 31 essential and reprehensible facts about DailyKos, its owner and his family, which facts are posted here at Truth About Kos.  These thirty-one facts, when taken together, show that MAMZ is a brazen liar, undercover in the United States as a "leftist-blog" operator, rags to riches story, when in fact his family is ENORMOUSLY wealthy in El Salvador. See "The Indictment of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ) by Justice and History (Updated with Additional Information and Counts)."

This is the Truth About Kos article to which Red-State linked to today, and this explains why Red-State's article is invisible, at least to me, this afternoon.  Google Red-State's article and see if you can find it.  If you do, post a link here in the comments.

At DailyKos it is verbotten to link to Truth About Kos, and people who do so anyway quickly find that their posting privileges has been withdrawn.  If readers don't believe me, they need not take my word for it.  In an article or diary that you post at DailyKos, just use the blog name "Truth About Kos" and link to this blog.  You will immediately be warned by someone, perhaps subtly but without question, that you have broken and unwritten rule by linking to Truth About Kos.  If you continue, the warnings will become more explicit and then your blog post and comment privileges will be withdrawn.  This can all happen within one day if your repeatedly link to this blog.

You will lose your posting and commenting privileges faster than a tornado rips a barn off of its foundation.  Or link to this Washington Post article and quote from the article: WaPost: [YearlyKos] "Bloggers' Convention a Sea of Middle-Aged White Males"

The Truth About Kos blog has come to serve an essential purpose in the blogworld:  when people are arguing about any issue involving MAMZ and DailyKos, e.g. in the comments section of any blog, anyone who wants to instantly drop a truth bomb on DailyKos and MAMZ need only link to one of the articles here to demonstrate that MAMZ has acknowledged being trained by the CIA; isn't an immigrant although he has claimed to be in the press; and wrote a letter to his college student newspaper in 1993, arguing against any and all gay participation in the US Armed Forces. The Indictment of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ) by Justice and History (Updated with Additional Information and Counts)  (See over 200 links to US and Salvadoran Government documents, US Government press releases, MAMZ's college student articles in his student newspaper, and statements by the "manager" of MAMZ "family-owned hotel conglomerate in El Salvador, which "manager's name is strikingly similar to MAMZ's own name.) 

Reading the above and much more at the Truth About Kos shuts down his defenders in the blogworld, because no one wants to admit that their favorite blogger is very likely employed by the CIA and using his blog to gather more CIA assets, who join knowingly or unwittingly.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Rehabilitation of Markos Moulitsas

First posted at Culture Kitchen on February 4, 2007,
before the Truth About Kos blog and associates
broke the dams of Moulitsas' bullshit wide open.

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Today, Markos Moulitsas, is the doctrinaire leftist publisher of the DailyKos progressive anti-war blog, railing against the moderation of candidates like Hillary Rodham Clinton and Harold Ford. But in the 1980'a, Mr. Moulitsas was an unabashed Reagan Democrat, even working as a campaign aid to George H.W. Bush in the 1992 Presidential election.

Last year, in a piece Markos wrote for the Cato (libertarian) Institute, Markos acknowledged that the spent the 1980's as a Reagan Republican.

How did Markos achieve this stunning metamorphosis in just a few short years? Actually, nobody knows and Markos isn't telling. He has told interviewers, improbably, that he last voted for the Republicans in 1992, because he suddenly realized that they didn't support states rights as strongly as he would have liked. (See articles above.)

He said,
"We can fondly look back to a time [during the 1980's Reagan Administration] when Republicans spoke a good game on libertarian issues . . .[including] fealty to state rights . . ." The Case for the Libertarian Democrat (by Markos Moulitsas)
States rights' is the right-wing proposition that the Federal Government lacks the Constitutional authority to oblige the states to integrate schools, oblige restaurants to serve Black patrons and mandate equal rights for the disabled. States rights was the clarion call of southern segregationists against integration of schools and restaurants.

Considering that, for Markos, part of the Republicans "speaking a good game" on libertarian issues consisted, in Markos' words, of "fealty to states rights", clearly Markos is saying that he stopped supporting the Republicans because they stopped supporting states' rights.  (Emphasis added.)

But, Markos' rejection of the Republicans today doesn't make sense, because Republicans' dedication to states' rights has not deminished. One would have thought that George H.W. Bush's appointment of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court would have satisfied Markos thirst for states rights jurisprudence on the US Supreme Court. Clarence Thomas is among the foremost proponents of states rights on the US Supreme Court.

E. J. Dion says,
What was once obvious is becoming painfully obvious again: The doctrine of states' rights, so often invoked as a principle, is almost always a pretext to deny the federal government authority to do things that conservatives dislike. These include expanding claims to individual rights, increasing protections for the environment and regulating business.
For example,

In the ground-breaking 2000 case, United States v. Morrison, the Supreme Court was presented with a constitutional challenge to 42 U.S.C. 13981, the provision of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) that gives victims of gender-motivated violence a private right of action against their assailants. In a 5-4 decision, the Court struck down the law, holding that the Commerce Clause did not provide Congress with the authority to enact the civil remedy portion of VAWA, since the provision was found not to be a regulation of activity that "substantially affected" interstate commerce; and secondly, because the enforcement clause of the Fourteenth Amendment did not provide Congress with authority to enact the provision . . .

With Thomas and four other justices declining to extend the enforcement clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to enact VAWA, "the unfortunate consequence of a series of political decisions harking back to Reconstruction" occurred, said Jack Balkin, a law professor at Yale. The 14th Amendment is arguably the natural home of civil rights legislation, as it guarantees equal citizenship, and it gives Congress power to enforce equality rights. Balkin elaborates, "We should recognize what the framers of the 14th Amendment intended: Congress has an independent power and obligation to promote and protect equal citizenship and civil rights." Therefore, if Congress believes that a law is necessary and proper to promote equal citizenship, it should have the power to pass it "without using the fiction that inequality affects interstate commerce."
. . . The effects of Morrison have undermined civil rights generally and women's safety issues in particular. "The Rehnquist Court's ruling in U.S. v. Morrison is a setback for women's rights and a triumph for those that seek to roll back 30 years of federal civil rights law under the guise of states' rights," said Kathy Rodgers. "The Court has slammed shut the courthouse door, wished women good luck, and sent us back to the states for justice."
With Clarence Thomas appointed to the US Supreme Court to uphold states' rights, it hardly seems logical that Markos would have abandoned the Republicans who had done so much to revive states rights in the post Civil Rights era, particularly with the appoint of Clarence Thomas, the foremost advocate of states rights.
And therein lies the mystery of Markos. Why is he a Democrat at all, if he still supports states rights?