Blog spotlight: Howling Latina

I understand that Lefty Blogs has delisted Howling Latina. And other supposedly Democratic blogs are dropping the site from their blogrolls. The reason? Howling Latina is a proud advocate of PUMA. She dares to be a dissenting voice.

I thought the Democratic Party was a big tent. Have we gotten so out of whack that we only want to hear from the people we agree with? Heck, if that were the case, I’d be removing a pile of blogs from my blogroll – and don’t assume that the list would only be Republican ones.

When we start down the path of censoring the voices within our party, there is little that separates us from the Republicans. If your sensibilities are offended by those with whom you disagree, there is a simple answer: don’t read them.

Individual blog operators have the right to do whatever they want with their blogrolls. But I disagree with the decision by Lefty Blogs to remove Howling Latina because to do so, is an attempt to silence someone. (And we’ve seen plenty of that over at Blogger.)

It’s just not right. And because it’s my blog, I’ll continue to keep Howling Latina listed.

97 thoughts on “Blog spotlight: Howling Latina

  1. I’m not casting aspersions on Vivian at all. In fact, I appreciate the fact that she’s opened up her site to this kind of discourse. I stated the abovementioned quote to make the point that my assertion that the cartoon is conjuring up grotesque racist stereotypes, is not a paranoid, isolated point of view.

  2. Wow – lots of stuff I need to respond to but these in particular:

    While I respect your opinion, I would like to point out a few things you said two years ago with regards to Waldo removing a blog from his aggregator

    Different circumstances. First, Waldo’s aggregator is more like a blogroll, which I have repeatedly said each blog owner has the right to make their own decision. Lefty Blogs is not just blogrolling those included, not to mention the monetization of LB.

    But I have to ask, is Vivian not “black enough?”

    Have to say I didn’t see the racist component of the ad, either. And it certainly wouldn’t be the first time I’ve been accused of not being “black enough.”

    But they had a right to make their decision.

    I think I’ve given reasons why they were wrong on this – and heck, I even gave them an out. Change the heading as I mentioned above and I’ll let them off the hook, just as I have the bloggers.

    Gotta get back to work.

  3. Have to say I didn’t see the racist component of the ad, either. And it certainly wouldn’t be the first time I’ve been accused of not being “black enough.”

    I’ve been patiently hoping that you’d find something you have in common with Barack Obama, I was just hoping this wasn’t it.

  4. HL is an ignorant hack who can’t refute any solid argument made against Hillary Clinton. Not only is she irrational, but her “views” make little political sense, and 99 percent of them are just recycled talking points. Who cares if she is de-listed from sites? Anyone with a functioning brain wouldn’t want to be associated with someone like that either. The woman doesn’t even understand basic politics, ranting and raving about Barack Obama like some disgruntled stalker…and not only has she insulted various elements of the Democratic base, but she still claims to be a Democrat. What a joke.

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