The concept of this seems very un-American to me, and I dislike the idea. As much as I don't always agree with what Zuma Dogg has to say, I will always defend his right to say it. In fact, I am tough enough that I will even defend the people who criticize and abuse me here on Mayor Sam. I ran for Mayor, making me a public figure. If people want to make petty comments or insults about me, that is their right. I have to sit here and take it. Part of the job description.
But to be banned or edited out of media ? Very disturbing trend. I emailed Michael Higby about this and said it would really damage his blog and his reputation. I don't think the blog should be "all-Zuma, all the time," but a total ban? It's not right. And everyone knows it.
Joe B is showing some true hypocrisy here. He comments on Red Spots story on political expression saying he likes freedom of expression, but turns around and acts like a dictator and says... "no freedom for Zuma." Zuma Dogg chewed me out for not showing enough leadership on this issue...and he was right. I suppose I could always threaten to quit Mayor Sam over the issue, but to be quite honest, issuing ultimatums isn't always the best way to deal with a conflict. Let me say this publicly... although Zuma Dogg is not an elected official, he has a big heart. He does a lot of community activism and I think he is one of the better candidates for CD 2. He was so distressed about this issue, he was thinking about dropping out of the race. I hope he thinks twice about that.