Michelle Malkin was lucky: she got off with only a warning. She had a charge of “Drugs/Alcohol” and “Illegal Activities” lodged against her, but apparently she was not convicted, or at least not sentenced as harshly as some others, who landed in the internet version of the cooler.
The gangsters at Powerline, such dominant forces in organized crime that they have dropped their former aliases (Deacon, Hind Rocket, Big Trunk) were convicted and sentenced to solitary confinement. Their crime was logged as “Hate/Violence.” Charles Johnson was also convicted and banished — his crimes included not only “Hate/Violence” but “Pornography” as well. And it certainly is no surprise that the Godfather of internet crime, Hugh Hewitt, was also convicted in the “Hate/Violence” category; after all, just look at incendiary books he has written.
What are we talking about? The American Airlines club at Miami International Airport is blocking the websites above, after its filtering program, Content Watch, convicted them of the captioned crimes. They are jailbirds now, and they are allowed no visitors — at least no internet visitors. (The case of Michelle Malkin is a bit more complex, since visitors are allowed, once they acknowledge that they are about to be exposed to her “Drugs/Alcohol” and her other “Illegal Activities.”)
It is most disturbing that mainstream Republican and conservative writers are being banned on the internet at public locations in the United States — and being smeared with accusations of drugs, violence, hate, pornography, and illegal activities. We did not do a comprehensive check of websites of a more liberal orientation, but we did note that Daily Kos was operating just fine.