Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Censorship by the Coffee House?

Yesterday in a brief post I poured scorn on a post by Daniel Korski on the Coffee House, one that elicited a comment from Goodnight Vienna, thus:

"Daniel Korski joined the European Council on Foreign Relations as a Senior Policy Fellow in October 2007 and from 2011 has run the Middle East Programme.

Prior to that Daniel was a British official, working in a range of postings both abroad and in the UK. Through 2010, he worked as a Defence and Security Adviser in the Department for International Development (DfiD). Previously, he went on secondment to the US State Department, working as a Senior Adviser to the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization; and he spent the first quarter of 2007 in Basra in southern Iraq as Head of the UK/US Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT)."

That's why everyone was so surprised when he was taken on by the Speccie. He's another one who's bought and sold. "
At approximately 20:30, in the manner of good journalistic practice, I copied and pasted that comment; preceding it with "for the benefit of previous commenters and those to follow, a brief history lesson". Having previously registered with the site using my own name, all comments are then normally viewable a few minutes afterwards. As can be seen other comments were posted after this, yet mine has still to appear.

Of course, in fairness there may well have been an IT malfunction, however I am sure that I will not be the only one to draw the obvious conclusion?

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