Google/Blogger going after Ann Althouse?

Well, isn’t this interesting: apparently Blogger/Google has decided to remove Ann Althouse’s blog.  They’re also being neither particularly helpful in either explaining why, nor sounding particularly sympathetic that it’s been taken down, either.  One reason why I never used that particular webhosting service

Wonder if this has anything to do with Ann’s objective (and thus, anti-administration) coverage of the Wisconsin protests?  I certainly hope that it has nothing to do with that…

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  • Skip says:

    Actually it probably has nothing to do with her at all – blogger took a big dump yesterday and many thousands of blogs got screwed up, including a number of ones I read which are non-political. I suspect this is just part of the cleanup.

  • Just Dave says:

    I gotta agree — sounds like a random software glitch. But also compounded by “help” from a particularly clueless and self-important goofus.


    Yeah, if Google wants to help themselves, they really need to get this fixed ASAP.

  • Rob crawford says:

    Their customer disservice rep makes it seem more than the result of a glitch. Since it’s well-known there was a problem, throwing the “prove you’re not a spammer” line comes off as obstruction.

  • Catseye says:

    Google’s behavior has gotten very questionable lately, and it unfortunately seems to be a trend with them. My question is hes there been an interior personnel change?

  • Finrod says:

    I have a feeling the culprit here is that this is what happens when you host a very large number of blogs, 99 percent of your blog deactivations are because of spammers, and you have a major system error that mistakenly deactivates a significant number of blogs.
    I’m not making any excuses for Google’s lame customer service here, I can just see how this kind of accident could happen.

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  • BigGator5 says:

    This is why I don’t trust “free” blog hosting sites. They feel they owe you nothing.

  • perlhaqr says:

    Yeah, that ‘nitecruzr’ entity posts that exact blurb in every “my blog has disappeared!” help forum post. Or, I suppose I should say, every one I’ve seen.


    This is why I don’t trust “free” blog hosting sites. They feel they owe you nothing.

    Well… they do owe you nothing. You get what you pay for. Not trusting them is the right answer.

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