From Crooks and Liars:
Little taste of Russia: Little Green Footballs removes Ron Paul from their GOP Poll for “gaming” reasons then “games” C&L’s Poll
By: John Amato on Monday, October 22nd, 2007 at 2:01 PM - PDT
You can’t make this stuff up. The righties were all in a huff over my Pete Stark post and yes–Charles Johnson, who attacked Jill Carroll after she was released from being kidnapped in Iraq called me a liar. I’ll get to that in another post, but for now, let’s look at the mindset that inhabits most authoritarian bloggers. Charlie was so upset about the vote on C&L’s Pete Stark poll that he wrote this.
I’ve just started testing some new polling software and I understand what goes on during online polls. I’m doing them for fun. Charles Johnson was so mad at my poll that he had his zombies freep it, you know…his readers came over to game the vote totals to favor his position instead of C&Lers.
His other embarrassing project, Pajamas Media took the similar stance against Ron Paul and deleted him from their polls too.
Pajamas Media removed both Kucinich and Paul from this week’s straw poll and last week’s. Their reasoning? The people voting for Ron Paul depressed the people voting for other candidates, and they weren’t voting any more.
Reminds me of the Kremlin. Don’t like someone? Delete them from the ballot. It’s just sick and hypocritical. I wonder how the Ron Paul people feel about that? These Neo-con 24%ers just can’t deal with the fact that there is plenty of anti-war sentiment in the GOP ranks.
[Thanks, Tex. –DT]