Anyway, we are no longer allowed to sit at the cool kids table in the team anti-jihad ™ lunchroom anymore because we failed a purity test. Who will we go to the Prom with? We are apostate in the world of anti-jihad…we are outcasts…UNCLEAN!
See, here’s what happened. Here at Blogmocracy the following is the rule: “Comments and posts are the responsibility and opinion of their author and do not necessarily reflect the view of the all the people of the blog.” Some people have a very hard time understanding this and dealing with divergent views. The Blogmocracy is an open forum where opposing views are welcome. We do not edit our writers or members. If we squelched all dissenting views on Blogmocracy, there would be no one left to hang out with on the OOT!
Well, it appears that a couple of writers ran afoul of team anti-jihad ™, Pam Geller and Robert Spencer. Blogmocracy ran two articles that disagreed with what was said on Atlas Shrugged. I will not rehash these here. Suffice it to say, the disagreements are over message and delivery, not over the basic goals and tenets of stopping islam and rolling it back.
You may peruse the ‘offending’ articles that got us ‘de-linked’ from Jihad Watch and probably Atlas Shrugged as well, do note that we put up counter arguments as well to be fair to all sides. I will spare everyone the email drama between Blogmocracy and Robert of last night as well.
That is two issues that some on our blog have disagreement with Pam and Robert on. Two in 3+ years…and yet there is total agreement on the important stuff and the basic goals and tenets of stopping islam and rolling it back an all sides in this little disagreement.
So lets do some stats (hooray!)
We can break down the agreement/disagreement like this:
Lets assume that Atlas Shrugged and Jihad Watch have a total of 500 combined posts (i dont know the real number so i will low ball it) Blogmocracy runs 2 posts that disagree with method/message, not goals or tenets of these two anti-jihad websites. This is a large N study so the standard deviation will be about 3%. So, the SOME WRITERS on Blogmocracy disagree with team anti-jihad 0.004% of the time and agree with team anti-jihad 99.996% of the time.
Hell, lets be generous and say we ran 20 posts that disagree with team anti-jihad. We would then have writers that disagree 0.04% of the time and agree 99.96% of the time. Given that half of the blog disagrees with our writers, the actual number is much lower. Anyway, we are wayyyyy out on the statistical edge with this.
Does anyone here agree with your spouse or friends 99% of the time? I don’t. Mrs Coldwarrior and I disagree often, Rodan and I are at about 80% agreement. Mike C and I disagree often yet share the same goals. The point of this is that people can disagree once in a while and still be on the same team…except in the world of professional anti-jihad i guess. (How many times has DoD defended Geller? I guess that doesn’t really count here)
From what I understand team anti-jihad had a disagreement with Weasel Zippers as well over this last episode.
So there it is, we have writers that disagreed with Geller twice and now The Blogmocracy are de-linked and no linger “friends” of Pam and Rob. That being said, we will not de-link them as they are the cutting edge of anti-jihad and have great information. I urge everyone to always check their sites to keep up with the struggle and buy their books and support them in every way you can because we need all hands on deck here.