Personally I feel the mission on MuzzleWatch is a bit suspect; by its existence alone the JVP and others are clearly not being shut out of the conversation. But they are entitled to their opinion when it is right and when it is wrong. However, they believe that those who visit the above mentioned blog shouldn't opine on the ludicrous nature of whatever or whoever was muzzled for the day...So they have cut off all comments.
Could this be anymore hypocritical? MuzzleWatch and friends, it is time to face the music; you aren't being cutout, you are simply more fanatical than a majority of people who support your view of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. It is true most Jews support a strong Two State Solution and many many Jews in the US have problems with Israel and it is government. Most however do not want to be in bed with the folks like ANSWER or groups that call for the destruction of Israel. You are now the ones muzzling.
Not only will you continue to complain when others who disagree with you say so in the media or on their own blogs, you will not allow them to use the form you created to discuss--or even argue--the details of this complicated situation. You are painting a master piece with extremely board strokes; you can't expect to get a Monet or Picasso if you use a paint roller. The beauty of the jblogosphere is that there are blogs like Little Green Footballs, KesherTalk, Jewschool and MuzzleWatch. All but MuzzleWatch permit moderated comments.
There is no place for personal attacks in commentary, but the entire point of a community blog is for people to talk and fight and even say you are wrong. This move to cut off comments only weakens the position of a fringe group. On a very regular basis I agree with a majority of what is on the MuzzleWatch site. It is true that much of what it says is only said by MuzzleWatch, but still telling people that they can't leave comments on a blog defeats the purpose of a blog.
MuzzleWatch, this only makes your mission seem selfish and petty, but what do you care, I am just a lowly blogger who will not be muzzled.