Now here's what we know at this hour. I am still currently banned from Medialine, but there are signs that the opposition may be starting to waver. In the last few days, Dyck sympathizers have turned out in droves to show their support in words and images. As you can see from ECP's screen shot, we had a minor setback last night when a rogue poster named TVShootist went nuts and flooded the message board with tons of meaningless, Dyck-themed threads. I want to state here and for the record that I had absolutely nothing to do with this idiot's actions, nor do I condone them. It was totally out of line, and Mark has every reason to be pissed. Most of these threads were quickly deleted (and rightfully so), but unfortunately many of the legitimate Dyckerson threads were removed as well.
However, there is some good news. As of Saturday, the anti-Dyckerson blog has been removed (but not before I made copies of all their hateful propaganda). Whether they left voluntarily or by force is anyone's guess. But in light of these more recent events, the haters may re-organize and return with a response, but for the moment, we seem to have scored a victory.
So what's the next step? When the Dyck haters first showed up a few weeks ago, I knew we were in for a firestorm, so I emailed Mark in an effort to nip this in the bud. Alas, I received no response. Then after I was banned a week ago, I emailed him again. I wish to point out that these were very sincere, respectful emails. But still no response. It's clear that Mark doesn't want to hear from me, so I would propose that each of you let him how you feel via email. I'm sure Mark is a busy guy, and we certainly don't want to further aggravate him, so I know you'll keep your emails concise, positive, and respectful. And of course, report back here if you receive any response.
In closing, I want to again thank you all for your generous donations of time and effort in the BBMD campaign! Now I'll entertain a few questions...
Nancy Grace: How did all this get started?
Rita Cosby: So why specifically were you banned?
Katie Couric: Would you like to see video of the inside of my colon?
Bill O'Reilly: You've been banned numerous times in the past. You love this shit, don't you?
MD: Actually, NO. This is a royal pain in the ass. In previous bannings, I've been able to work things out with Mark and get the ban lifted. Each time, I have made sincere efforts to tone down my act and be sensitive to feelings of others. I feel I have done this quite well. Anyone who's been on Medialine for a long time knows that I used to be much, MUCH more rude and offensive than I am now.
Edward R. Murrow: Which one of you fuckers swiped my Marlboros?!
Dan Rather: Mabel, come in from the porch, 'cause this is BIG. This whole thing stinks more than a Texas outhouse in the middle of August. Sounds like these people's asses are tighter than the lug nuts on a '57 Chevy. So why not pull the old Shanghai Surprise and do a double-cross on the flip side?
Ann Curry: Any othur thawts youd lik to leeve with the ahdiense?