CNN Political Ticker: Awaiting moderation

I guess I’m officially banned from commenting on CNNs Political Ticker blog.  Not one of my 27 comments from the last week have been posted.  They’re all awaiting moderation.  I have no idea why.  I don’t cuss, don’t insult other posters and I’m not disruptive.  I’ll CNN out on their lameass reporting, but it’s always on topic.

Want an example?  Let’s take their recent post McCain: Chuck Norris might have to deal with my mom.  It’s another bit of fluffery from Political Tracker where they report that Norris said that McCain was too old to be president.  If you click the link you’ll see posts that range all over the place, from who started Viet Nam to Bill Clinton’s budget surplus.

My first comment was the 5th one posted and it says:



January 21, 2008 11:38 pm ET
Your comment is awaiting moderation.Great…we have the bizarro campaign where Team Clinton is going for a 3rd term and McCain wants to send in his mommy. I won’t even touch the ageist comments Team Chuckabee. Can the adults finish out the campaign now, children?

I noticed that more comments were approved after that comment. 7 more comments were approved after that.  So I posted again:


January 22, 2008 12:42 am ET
Your comment is awaiting moderation.Why are my comments always “awaiting moderation”? 6 Comments were approved after mine. If this one doesn’t get posted, that will make it was 55 comments CNN never approved? I wonder if I used some blatant lies, racism or campaign talking points if my posts would get approved faster.

Well, it’s still “awaiting moderation” and 9 more comments (as of now) have been posted.  So what gives?  I don’t think I said anything horrible.  Maybe CNN just hates me.