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.You know, I'm beginning to suspect that there's some behind-the-scenes campaign to report my blog as abusive. People who hate/fear the Althouse blog could make a loud noise to Google.
Back in 2004, 98% of Google employees gave money to Democrats. [ADDED: That should say, 98% of the Google employees who made political donations, donated to Democrats. Presumably, not all employees made donations.]
ADDED: This is getting a lot of links, with silly and uninformed attacks on me, so I've got to add links to the rest of the discussion, which is back on my regular blog (where I'm still waiting to get my archive restored).
First, a lot of people, including Paul Krugman, don't understand the facts. My problem coincided with the larger Blogger problem, which I always knew about and acknowledged, but it was also different in some ways. My blog didn't display at all. My blog's URL called up a page that said the blog had been removed, which is normally what happens to a blog that has been displayed as spam.
This occurred at exactly the same time that I was being attacked for exposing the dean candidates at my law school to some misunderstood but troublesome comments. Blogger has a reporting system that could be used to try to bring down its blogs by people who felt inclined to flag it. So there is a mechanism by which the attack could occur. There is a vulnerability there that people need to be aware of.
My effort to use Google's system for getting a blog restored got me abuse from a forum participant who controls access to help from Google in a way that people found quite bizarre. This access-controller assumed from the start that my blog had been deleted as spam, even though my question to the forum expressed my assumption that my problem was part of the larger outage.