In Search of an Explanation for Deletion

Daniel ShanksAnalyst IJuly 12, 2009

So I just got back from church this morning, and I found that my articles about Rush Limbaugh were deleted.

This has never happened to me before, and I'm kind of at a loss for words, to be completely honest.

I had planned on writing at least one more part. Basically, the premise was, does Limbaugh believe some of the stuff he's said, particularly about the president ("I hope he fails") and Donovan McNabb ("The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback can do well—black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well.")

Based on the fact that Limbaugh said that he knew his Obama comment would be taken out of context, and invited people who wanted to hear the comments in their entirety could tune into his show and he would play the full clip.

It was laughable to me that he would whine and complain about a quote being taken out of context when he (and other members of the media, whether left-wing or right-wing) takes quotes out of context to make a living.

Basically, I think Limbaugh is as fake as they come. He's a snake oil salesman.

Would it surprise you at all to learn that Limbaugh made his comments about Obama after seeing that his ratings were slipping in the South?

Just saying.

But the past is not the focus of this piece. I'm moving forward, getting ready for the future.

Before I can move on though, I need to understand what exactly I did wrong.

If anyone has had an article deleted on B/R, I would love to hear from you.

Even better still would be if anyone in a position of authority on B/R would like to explain what exactly I did wrong.

I got a few deletion notification e-mails, but they were pretty generic.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

For anyone who was looking forward to read the rest of the series, I apologize. Perhaps I need to learn to be more prudent about my choice of topics...