Andrea Shea King’s Radio Patriot Site Shut Down By Google

Andrea Shea King’s Radio Patriot Site Shut Down By Google

Conservative columnist and radio host Andrea Shea King had her Radio Patriot site at Google’s Blogspot taken offline last night by Google.

King had maintained the Radio Patriot at Blogspot for over three years. The site was taken down without warning and without explanation. King’s efforts to contact Google have been for nought so far. Attempts to bring up the site get this message:

Blog has been removed

Sorry, the blog at radiopatriot.blogspot.com has been removed. This address is not available for new blogs.

King is a vocal opponent of Barack Obama. She has posted many entries criticizing his presidency and reporting on the controversy surrounding his eligibility to serve as president and his ability to speak without a TelePrompter. Given Google’s close relationship with Obama, perhaps it is good business for them to shut down his critics.

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Andrea Shea King’s Radio Patriot Site Shut Down By Google

I don’t have anything against Free Republic. Honestly, I don’t. But I have to tell you, for a supposed bunch of PATRIOTS, and self described constitutional authorities, some of their members are sheer MORONS!

To: kristinn I’d like to know what happened with Google too. It is worth investigating. 8 posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 9:45:59 PM by Nachum

No dummy, it’s NOT worth investigating. It’s called BLOGGER, BlogSpot, whatever name you like to use, and it’s owned by Google. Like it or not, BlogSpot is a FREE service, and in case you haven’t noticed, we DO have a constitution, and as much as I am ALL FOR freedom of the press, if you’re publishing on a FREE blog format and they take you down, well, you are getting exactly what you paid for.

Who needs the gestapo czar in charge of eliminating free speech when we have search engines that do the same thing? 14 posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 9:50:41 PM by MamaDearest

Mama Dumbass, no one is entitled to published FREE SPEECH anywhere other than on their own page, one that THEY pay for.

A search engine didn’t eliminate anything, someone, likely a lot of someones, complained to Google and Blogger, and as is their right, Google removed the blog.

And I am certain that you, and quite likely many others just like you, will piss and moan about this Blogger Blog being HER page, but it is NOT! It is a FREE blog provided by Google, and as the OWNER of that service, THEY (Google) DO have a right to limit any content that they find objectionable or in violation of their idea of rules or terms of service.

WordPress will follow suit.. 22 posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 9:56:41 PM by cardinal4

WordPress.com may follow suit, they are the FREE publishing service provided BY WordPress and they are well within their rights to do so. As previously said, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!

I am using a WordPress.org template for my blog, WordPress has NO control, in ANY way, on me or my blog. I am hosted by a service that I, and my partners are paying for. We host several blogs and pages in an effort to defray the cost. I have my own domain name, my URL, http://TexasFred.net/ is MINE, I own it.

To anyone that hasn’t caught on yet, if you’re using a free blog service by WordPress, BlogSpot, whoever, and they shut you down, deal with it and stop crying. Save yourself some embarrassment and don’t cry all over The Freeps page as you show the world how ignorant you really are.

And finally, 42 comments into this thread, a voice of common sense;

Paid sites aren’t that expensive and you can exercise control. I run two sites (one political) and fees for each are about $130 for 2 years. 42 posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 10:48:47 PM by NewHampshireDuo

Pound this into your heads people, if you’re using a FREE SITE, you get what you pay for!

Paid hosting is the only way to go if you plan on being a No Holds Barred political blogger. Hosting costs money, and that is the reason I have the donation option in my sidebar. I am retired and on a very limited income. Blogging is my hobby and something I enjoy doing, but if I had to revert to using a free service, I too would be limited regarding what I say and how I say it. I would be at the mercy of the *masters* that OWN Blogger or WordPress.com.

It’s the generosity of, and donations from my readers and fans that keep this voice of freedom speaking! And you are all, each and every one, appreciated far more than you know!

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17 Responses to Andrea Shea King’s Radio Patriot Site Shut Down By Google

  1. Free site – not protected by anything, and at the will MERCY of “Terms of Service” that can – and will – be changed on a whim.

    Paid hosting – the only way to go.

  2. TexasFred says:

    Dr. Dave, it’s long been said, a word to the wise is sufficient…

    You are a wise young SnarkMaster Jedi!

  3. Silver Fox says:

    Yep, you are right Fred, I have one of those free blogs, as a matter of fact I have 16 of them. If one is shut down I’ll move to another. Google is in the tank for Obama and thats their right. I had a blog that wasn’t free, but just couldn’t keep up the cost with everything going on so I dropped it. All of my blogspot blogs are now monetized and the income is picking up. Google may shut me down tomorrow, who knows. I got into blogging quite by accident, but over the past year I’ve really started to enjoy it. Like you Fred it is a hobby of sorts along with my Pipe making. And if I make a few dollars along the way thats fine too. Google will never give a reason for shutting down a site and the effort to find out is futile.

  4. Gawfer says:

    Andrea’s an internet friend, and I’m sorry this happened to her. She’s a good writer and a decent radio personality. Perhaps she’ll now move into the big leagues and get away from the google brand.

    As a side note, guess who’s on the board of directors at the big G…

    Anyone?

    Bueler?

    Can you say Al ‘I invented the internet’ Gore?

    Imagine that.

  5. James Shott says:

    It’s fair to get POd with Google for its shameless behavior, but as you said, Fred, it’s a free site, it belongs to them, and we are not good little robots, they’ll unplug us.

    I’ve been thinking of going the paid route, but it hasn’t been a priority.

    I haven’t really looked into the process of moving five years worth of posts, etc., but it would probably be a freaking nightmare. I’d hate to lose all of that work, but there are worse things.

  6. James – as wicked as it might seem, moving all your blogspot posts over (including comments, by the way) is almost pain-free if you move to a paid site with wordpress software.

    Really.

    I did it myself, when I got off blogger and moved to my own site. All the posts and comments are there. Painless.

  7. In January I was alerted the AOW and Cao that blogger Mark Alexander who was working through Blogger had been locked out of his blog as well with many months of research and work on it. AOW told him I had written an email to Blogger on his behalf and I received this email from him in return.

    A New Dark Age Is Dawning – locked Blog

    From:
    Mark

    Dear Judy,

    I have just received an email from Always On Watch, in which your very kind email to Blogger / Google was forwarded to me.

    I would like you to know that I am most grateful for your intervention on my behalf. The email was excellent. Truly excellent. Thank you so, so much.

    These past weeks have been most frustrating for me with the locking down of my blog. I have worked so hard on that website over the past few years; and here Blogger comes and arbitrarily freezes it. No explanation has been given; and I have received no replies to my many emails.

    I thought that the Internet was supposed to be democratic; I thought it was going to give each and every one of us a voice. How mistaken could I have been?

    Kind regards, and again many, many thanks,

    Mark

    The email writing campaign did help him as this email demonstrates.

    Judy,

    I would just like to let you know that my website, A New Dark Age Is Dawning, has been unlocked by Google.

    I would like to thank you kindly for the email you sent to Blogger. It was great. I appreciated your support very much.

    Kind regards,

    Mark

    http://librabunda.blogspot.com

    This does show that sensible support can help, but Texas Fred is correct and you would do well to hear him… YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR on the Web.

  8. capitalisa says:

    Try bluehost.com for hosting. They aren’t expensive and they are very helpful. I use them for my site and never have problems. Just a thought. (No compensation for referrals, lol)

  9. TexasFred says:

    OK folks, being LOCKED OUT of Blogger is one thing, it happens, and it’s Bots doing it and CAN be addressed with a challenge and posting something that proves that YOU are not a SPAM BLOG…

    Having Google DELETE your blog is another issue entirely.. Deletion means that you have somehow violated their TOS… Too bad, so sad..

  10. TexasFred says:

    BlueHost is who we use, and you are right, helpful, efficient and VERY minimal down time!

    And a word to the wise once more, NEVER, EVER use StartLogic… We had them for 2 years and they are the WORST and slowest and most incapable bunch of children with a hosting service you’ve ever seen…

  11. WhoBeen says:

    Ref:”I haven’t really looked into the process of moving five years worth of posts, etc., but it would probably be a freaking nightmare. I’d hate to lose all of that work, but there are worse things.”

    When blogspot went down about a year or so ago I immediately found another site…that site is called “Multiply”
    Multiply automatically copies all your blogspot posts.
    I haven’t been over to my Multiply site lately but when ever I have…there they were! all my blogspot posts!

    Norm

  12. Having been locked out three different times, and after seeing what happened to Tracy at No Comprise it’s time I get off my butt and get a paid Blog.

    Nuff said.

  13. Don says:

    I wanted to register that domain. But now I see why it was unavailable. But it is just as well. My name isn’t Fred and I ain’t from Texas… :P

    In all seriousness, I completely agree with you, Fred.

  14. TexasFred says:

    Good!… TexasFred.com is mine too… :twisted:

  15. Robert says:

    Yep you get what you pay for. I remember having issues with Blogger too, then we went to startlogic and they actually made Blogger look good…NOW things are much better although we had our issues with BlueHost too. We worked through them with the help from Bluehost and a little learning from yours truly…I’ll be happy to help anyone get their site set up/moved or whatever, just give me a hollar. (my time is in short supply but I’ll make time for my friends.)

  16. I mentioned your posting yesterday on The Gathering Storm Radio Show.

    I know that I’m going to have to get a site I pay for — sooner or later. **sigh**

    I do wonder the following, however. Did Google shut down sites which were anti-GWB?

  17. Yes, Fred, I have to say, you are completely 100% correct. It’s high-risk/high-gain. Yes, I’m on Blogger for free. I haven’t paid ONE CENT since 2004.

    But I am not sufficiently large to draw much attention at all. I just keep keepin’ on. I’ve written what must be terribly contentious things about Mr Obama and I’m still standing erect.

    Frankly, I doubt I’ll ever be garnering much greater traffic than I have now. I simply don’t have the time whilst I’m gainfully employed and not retired.

    Who knows? If I were to actually acquire an audience perhaps things would change. But until then — yeah, right — I’m just a zit on the chin of Blogger.

    But, for me, now, free works. I’m just not in your league and, perhaps, that’s a good thing. I doubt I will be. But, on the other hand, I’ve predominantly been working for me and no one else. I don’t write to be noticed or showered with accolades. People read me if they’re interested; they discard me if they’re not. BFD.

    I’ve been solicited for advertising on four prior occasions from various directions. I’ve turned each one down. I refuse to partake of Google or Blogger ads. And I refuse to partake of those concerns who have solicited me otherwise.

    This is just a “hobby” for me now. Perhaps, when I retire, it will take on another form entirely.

    But, frankly, I’m just not large enough or rampant enough or effective enough or read enough for anyone to much care. And at this point, as it is what it is, that works for me. I read. I write. I vent. Some people respond. It’s all still free. For what I’ve gotten out of Blogger, I’m surprised I’ve lasted this long.

    BZ

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