I established rcrejects back in January with two objectives. First, to demonstrate that RC (and Open Mind) do engage in a very censorious policy of not putting up posts that don’t further their agenda. While this was not in contention, I felt it would be useful to provide a site dedicated to putting up posts rejected at RC or OM.
In the less than 2 months we have operated, we have had some posts from independent posters who wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to put their rejected posts up (thanks guys). However, many of the posts were cut and pasted by me from other sites where I noticed that posters there had commented regarding rejected RC posts.
If it ever needed proving, the exercise has already demonstrated that RC and OM do engage in censoring posts that do not further their agenda.
My objective in starting rcrejects was twofold – the second objective was to gain some experience of blogging, since I have another area of interest that I want to devote a serious amount of time to buildin g a blog on.
I am travelling at the moment, and internet access is ‘sporadic’.
I notice that Jeff ID at The Air Vent has invited his readers to put up rejected posts at his site. Jeff probably has quite a few more readers than we have, so I have decided to reduce my activity here, and direct my reader to follow the ongong discussion over at The Air Vent. http://noconsensus.wordpress.com/2009/03/02/the-stunning-sound-of-silence-requests-for-reply/#comment-2819
In fact, I offered to let Jeff take over this blog as a subset of his site, or simply to access the accumulated posts here to enhance the record. I am very relaxed about how it will unfold.
If nothing happens, I will probably keep this site going for a bit longer. However, it seems silly to cut and paste paste rejected comments from Jeff’s site here.
Anyhow, I have found blogging fun, and I have certainly learned a bit (well OK, just a very litle bit as any observer can see from this blog!) from my intitial experience as a blogger.
Hopefully you will see my new blog emerge in all its glory in due course. I will post a link when that is appropriate.
In the meantime, regards to all the many Davids out there taking on the AGW Goliath. You are alll doing a GREAT job, and I think that the tide is turning.
I am particularly pleased to see some MSM jourunralists, notably Lawrence Solomon, Christopher Booker, George Will and Andrew Bolt prepared to demonstrate the courage that it takes to show that the emperor has no clothes. I think that trend will develop further.
I must confess to chortling too at the latest demonstration of the Gore Effect today in Washington.