Military Censorship of Political Websites

April 26th, 2006 by Andy in Free Speech Zones

Websites blocked by political stripes for Marines in Iraq? This posting by Hunter on The Daily Kos is pretty disturbing, if true (which it seems to be).

Here is a snippet from an email sent by an anonymous US Marine to Wonkette

Unfortunately anonomizers don’t work out here (never have). Anyway, I had a few minutes today and thought I’d look and see what else was banned on the Marine web here. I think the results speak for themselves:

* 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.”

If it wasn’t so sad, it would be laughable. Litigation to follow . . .

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