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.

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