Is Michael Hiltzik refusing to approve comments critical of him? I don’t know — but I need your help to find out.
As I noted yesterday, Hiltzik’s recent post about Hugh Hewitt’s Site Meter was thoroughly debunked by Independent Sources, and later by Armed Liberal.
I tried to leave a comment on Hiltzik’s site with links to these posts. But my comments wouldn’t publish.
After my first try, I figured my comment was just awaiting approval in the moderation queue. I know from experience that comments get caught in such queues from time to time.
After my comment was swallowed, two subsequent comments by lefties were published that supported Hiltzik.
So I decided to try to republish my comment. This time I saved it, in case it failed to publish again.
Here is the comment, which I left on Hiltzik’s blog last night at 8:25 p.m.:
Let me try posting this again.
Independent Sources effectively debunks the factual premise of this post here:
Looks like there has been some cherry-picking here.
And Armed Liberal suggests that Hiltzik has been dishonest here:
Armed Liberal asks: why did Hiltzik fail to link Hugh’s actual Site Meter? His conclusion: because Hiltzik is dishonest, and linking Hewitt’s actual Site Meter would have shown Hiltzik’s claims are a distortion.
I’m saving this comment in case it doesn’t get posted.
More than 24 hours have passed since I tried to post that comment. More comments supportive of Hiltzik’s position have appeared on his site. Mine still isn’t there.
I suppose this could still be the result of some innocent technical glitch. That’s where you come in.
Go to Hiltzik’s post and leave links to the Independent Sources and Armed Liberal posts. Then come back here and tell me if you were successful.
UPDATE: More on this strange business here, including the odd lack of success commenters have had in posting the Independent Sources link at Hiltzik’s site.