Notably, Bluegrassreport.org who has been very critical of the Fletcher Administration because of the Merit System scandal. I haven’t been exactly friendly to this administration either because of the same scandal and my blog is no long accessible within the state’s network.
The geeks tell people they blocked blogs and newsgroups based on a list provided by the company who made their content management/monitoring system. If that’s the case then they need to dump that product because the BIG political blogs out there are not blocked. Sites like Instapundit, Daily Kos, and Andrew Sullivan were accessible as of yesterday while Michelle Malkin, Blackfive.net, and lil ole me are blocked. How exactly I ended up in the same block rule as Michelle I’ll never know…I’ll just enjoy the company for a while.
If you can read this then you can head over to BGR for all their details. They are filing FOIA requests for the discussion that led to this implementation of “the list”. As friendly as Fletcher has become with email, I’m all but certain we will see this reveal one of two things:
1) Fletcher either ordering, or ignoring the spectre of, censorship of certain sites based on political content. If this is the case he has to go. Before, I wanted him to resign because of the indictment. It was the right thing to do. Now, if this proves to be a censorship thing, he has to be thrown from office. His behavior is unbecoming a Kentucky Governor or even a Kentuckian.
2) Total and complete incompetence in the implementation of a policy designed to limit the availability of “time sinks” to employees. Networks are not democratic things and they cannot be run by committee. Policies are necessary dictating what users can and cannot do. If this proves the case then someone else has to go…we’ll find out who in due time.