Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Donviti out?

jason wrote a post on Delawareliberal during the last hour: Donviti has been let go, which I cannot link to, because someone else over there deleted it within minutes.

However, before that happened, Delawaredem announced that he was quitting in protest, and the responses from liberalgeek, pandora, and Unstable Isotope made it clear that they had neither been a party to, nor pre-advised of this decision.

In another thread, jason said that somebody had deleted his post, but that Donviti was "still let go."

This appears to be the case: if you click on Contributors, DV's name still shows up, but it returns no authored posts--just a 404 error code. His most recent post has now been given the byline "by admin" rather than "by Donviti." jason now says that was "a computer thing," and not an intentional slight.

But jason says that he and DV had differences about DL's future direction--a statement that pretty much tells us ... nothing.

Here's the deal: jason owns Delawareliberal and can do what he damn well pleases with it.

Not, however, a good day for the Delaware blogosphere.

22 comments:

Hube said...

You can see the post via Google here.

Mark H said...

Steve, I agree. Although at times he could be a bit of an a#$, just as many times he could be insightful and spot on.
Curious as to why there hasn't been more of an announcement by Jason, but as you pointed out, he does own DELiberal

Steve Newton said...

Hube
The Google post has already disappeared; I think it was deleted before Google could cache it.

Meanwhile, it is getting worse over there: jason and nemski are now going at each other on another thread.

Mark H said...

http://74.125.93.132/search?hl=en&safe=active&rls=gm&sourceid=gmail&tbo=1&tbs=sts%3A1&q=cache%3Awww.delawareliberal.net%2F2009%2F08%2F19%2Fdonviti-has-been-let-go%2F&aq=f&oq=&aqi=&safe=on

I got it from here

Steve Newton said...

Thanks Mark that one I can pull up

Anonymous said...

Is the vacuum imploding on itself?

Hube said...

FYI: My "show more" Google link shows everything needed of the post but one comment. It's just not direct to the DL site.

Mark: How'd you get the cache link?

Mark H said...

I typed this phrase---cache:www.delawareliberal.net/2009/08/19/donviti-has-been-let-go/

Hube said...

Ah! Thanks.

Ed Heath said...

I thought only the Republicans quarrel amongst themselves!

DEConservative said...

Eh, Donviti was a jackass so good riddance. I'm all for both sides but that guy involved peoples families and stuff, not good. He hid behind the alias and made sick remarks. I personally think this is an excellent day for the Delaware blogosphere as it clears the air. Especially if Delaware Liberal drops some of their other nasty and disgusting posters and shows some civility.

Macho Camacho said...

One down, lots more to go!

Steve Newton said...

Macho,
Let's be clear: as much as I have gone at it with dv and DD over the past two years, I have very little use for you or your little "outing" expose.

It's not like you actually did anything but collect the names to go with the pseudonyms that were already available in the blogosphere and pump it up as some sort of triumph of investigative reporting.

When you actually have something of substance that you're willing to say with your own name--or even a consistent pseudonym--try playing again.

Macho Camacho said...

Steve...that's the entire beauty of it. It WASN'T anything special. It was easily accessible--no triumph of any sort. And yet, they let it get to them. The triumph was not in the unmasking...the triumph was in the tizzy. They sat defending anonymity when there wasn't even any anonymity!

Seriously...how hard would it have been to post work and home phone numbers once a list of names was up? I could have done so much more to trash them the way they trash others. All I did was repackage easy info they themselves had put into the public domain...I didn't cross any line because there was no line at this junction.

I watched them scream and moan over nothing. Ooooh, it was sweet and sour at the same time. And a belly full of laughs too.

Delaware Watch said...

Well, that's a shame. It's almost always a pity when people get angry and sever relationships.

I know, I know. I've engaged in my share of wars. But more and more I'm learning that about many issues it's more important to remain related than to appear rhetorically to be right.

Anonymous said...

Macho Comacho: "I didn't cross any line because there was no line at this junction."

Dave Burris: "Too many anonymous bloggers think [there is an] unwritten code that says no matter how bad or personal they get, it’s somehow wrong to reveal a blogger’s identity. Well, folks, I’ve been around here a lot longer than most of you, and there is no such code."

Nancy Willing said...

ugh, I thought there were signs of stress when LG and Jason got to host the WDEL spot and DV wasn't invited. Who knows what caused it. They have lost one of their most interesting and original talents in losing him.

Nancy Willing said...

Is DD out too? His posts still retain him name and not admin as are DV's contributions.

The blog post below was also deleted today at Delaware Liberal. And, a sentence of mine, about that deletion, was deleted from a comment I made (I asked about the rules for that censureship but they deleted that too). But I doubt it is related to DV's leaving:

Celia Cohen Unmasks the Hustler Who Would Be Auditor
—DelawareLiberal.Net
Simply great reporting from June of 2006. Start by reading the whole bleeping thing. Work this good should be read in its entirety. Celia demonstrates, that Korn is a Serial Filer of Lawsuits, not just against the (alleged) bad guys, but against anybody who crosses him: There were the legal wranglings in New
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Posted: August 19, 2009, 9:59am EDT
by El Somnambulo

It is sitting on the BNN site still. And Belinski linked to the Cohen 2006 piece.

G Rex said...

DV has been non-personed?

Anonymous said...

down the memory hole....

Anonymous said...

Glad to see that jackass go! He had nothing to say ever and was a blight on that blog. Should have happened a long time ago! Wheeee!!!!

Dave said...

"Macho Comacho: "I didn't cross any line because there was no line at this junction."

Dave Burris: "Too many anonymous bloggers think [there is an] unwritten code that says no matter how bad or personal they get, it’s somehow wrong to reveal a blogger’s identity. Well, folks, I’ve been around here a lot longer than most of you, and there is no such code.""

Difference is, I did it with my name attached. And I didn't go after people like LG who don't deserve it.