After four posts related to Edwards — and to the blowback from his initial Kos diary — Stranahan found himself banned from the site, unable to post diaries or even comments. Kos overlord Markos Moulitsas (pictured) has rubbished the scandal as "tripe," and what little discussion of it he has allowed has been of similar tone.

It's amazing that, given how the traditional media telegraphed lies about Iraq and any number of other subjects over the past decade (and beyond), left-leaning rabble rousers still marginalize stories simply for existing outside that same media's too-often corrupted worldview, diminishing their own power in the process. Amazing but, given the extremes to which ideologues of all stripes will go to ignore inconvenient topics, hardly surprising.

[Lee Stranahan]