Lambert, DC Blogger and various commenters at Correntewire report an observed problem at The Wonk Room. Experience, tests, and screen shots indicate that the Wonk Room site is rejecting links to the PNHP and Health Care-Now web sites. Both sites advocate for enhanced Medicare for All, while the WonkRoom and its parent organization the Center for American Progress are advocates for the public option.
The problems observed by correntewire bloggers could be due to technical difficulties as well as an explicit attempt to censor comments that link to Medicare for All web sites. If censorship is involved, however, this would not only be highly inappropriate and unethical from the viewpoint of progressive ideology, but considering that the Center for the American Progress is one of the “progressive” organizations backed partially by both George Soros, the leading advocate for Karl Popper’s ideas about Open Society, and the Open Society Institute, the organization he founded and supports to encourage the evolution of Open Society worldwide, the inconsistency between the practice of censorship and the ideals OSI and Soros-supported organizations are supposed to uphold would be striking to say the least.
I hope for the sake of the Center and its purported ideals that the appearance of censorship in the comment section of the Wonk Room is just due to a technical glitch and not to a deliberate attempt at censorship. I, personally, would feel great disappointment if any Soros-assisted organization were involved in censorship aimed at Medicare for All advocates and, having followed his activities and writings for some time, I suspect that George Soros would be just as disappointed at any such practices.