Saturday, January 21, 2006

Permalink dirty to me

I keep looking and looking, but I'm just not finding the naughty bits — you know, the supposedly hate-filled, obscenity-laced comments on the WaPo blog sparked by ombudsman Deborah Howell's curious take on Democrat involvement in the Abramoff scandal.

Over at Daily Kos, jukeboxgrad conducts an interesting forensic analysis of what comments may (or may not) have been zapped, deleted, prescreened, blocked and/or removed — and what's still floating around cyberspace in Yahoo and Google caches.

So if in your cybertravels you spot any of the "personal attacks, profanity and hate speech" as alleged by the Post, please leave the permalink in Comments or in email to Just to be clear, I'm not counting remarks concerning Howell's (in)competence or (un)professionalism as personal attacks.

And when visiting rightwing blogs, see if they are actually including any permalinks to supposedly offensive remarks. Each of the WaPo blog comments has its own permalink, so challenge any blog that "quotes" something nasty but doesn't include the permalink.

Let's try to keep everybody honest on this one by asking, "Got Link?"

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