I mentioned earlier on my show that Atlas Shrugs has been banned in the UK and the EU. Stranger still, the number of visits to this site generated by google search have all but disappeared in the past couple of days. I am talking 3-4,000 hits a day to virtually nothing. I have been vexed by this. One of my readers just sent this;
EMAIL SUBJECT: ATLAS IN BEIJING /not
Your's is the first website I run to when I logon. I was in Mainland China from July 8- July 16. We stayed in a 5 star hotel (The Swiss Hotel in downtown). This is a marvelous hotel and it had everything...... except you.I couldn't find your website! Neither could I find Maverick News Network. The screen message said the server could not be found.I did find Ali Sina's Faith and Freedom International. Perhaps you have the honor of being on the Chi-Coms undesirables list. When I got back home I ran to your site and saw that on July 12 you made a posting for people not to buy Chinese. I don't know how it all works but I hope you break through the electronic 'Bamboo Curtain'.
In FrontPage this morning I discuss the continuing censorship of Jihad Watch:
I began getting the emails several days ago: Jihad Watch readers telling me that they had been accustomed to reading the site at work, but now their employer had blocked access to the Jihad Watch site on company computers. Many reported that the ban on Jihad Watch was explained with the assertion that Jihad Watch contained “hate speech.” This was true even in Federal Government offices. And it wasn’t only the Feds. Jihad Watch was blocked, readers informed me, on the computers of the State of Connecticut; the City of Chicago; Bank of America; Fidelity Investments; Site Coach; GE IT; JPMorgan Chase; Defense Finance and Accounting Services; Johnson Controls, Inc. IT; Boeing; Tenet Hospitals in North Carolina; Provisio; the Sabre Group TSG; Wachovia bank; and others: several people have written in to tell me that as of this week they can no longer access Jihad Watch at work, but haven’t told me where they work.