Unseen censorship in media blogs?

October 23, 2006 Link to post  Permalink

I encountered a strange thing this weekend. I commented on a blog entry and disagreed with the blog poster. All comments are moderated on this blog, which is fine, but my entry has not yet shown up. A number of other comments posted after mine have appeared, and these all agree with the original author.

How many other comments that disagree with the author have also been filtered out? This now looks like everyone agrees with each other.

In this case, the subject in question is about the Seahawks, so it’s not a subject that affects world peace, but the blog is run by the King 5 news organization, and now I have to ask more questions about their biases in other areas of their reporting.

The problem I have with this is that, until I experienced it, this was hidden from me. I may expect this on a clearly partisan site, but a responsible news organization should be able to do better.