The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Injurious to Public Morals

It's a rare thing that I link to Wonkette. I'm just not much of a fan. But this qualifies as a scoop.

There's bound to be a certain amount of censorship in any military outfit. Sitting around debating the deeper significance of government policy is undoubtedly something that's taken place in many a foxhole, but just as often it's a conversation that ends when the officers walk by.

But it's more than just what is censored. It's a matter of why. If American broadcasters were on the airwaves and the Internet saying "America hates you and loves the enemy. Surrender now or we'll kill you ourselves," that'd be one thing. But it's not the case here, when our troops are being denied news yet permitted access to propaganda. Call me crazy, but it seems like the world backwards. Or, if I may, another dispatch from Bizarroworld.

  • Wonkette – “Forbidden, this page ( is categorized as: Forum/Bulletin Boards, Politics/Opinion.”
  • Bill O’Reilly ( – OK
  • Air America ( – “Forbidden, this page ( is categorized as: Internet Radio/TV, Politics/Opinion.”
  • Rush Limbaugh ( – OK
  • ABC News “The Note” – OK
  • Website of the Al Franken Show ( – “Forbidden, this page ( is categorized as: Internet Radio/TV, Politics/Opinion.”
  • G. Gordon Liddy Show ( – OK
  • Don & Mike Show ( – “Forbidden, this page ( is categorized as: Profanity, Entertainment/Recreation/Hobbies.”
Amazing, isn't it? Rush Limbaugh, king of Newspeak, doesn't fall under the category of 'political opinion.' Who knew?

(I couldn't resist making a reference to my soon-to-be-former academic advisor in the title, although he's done about as much for me as ol' Rusho....)