Rescued from Memory Hole: “Another Unrepentant Weather Underground Terrorist at the Obama Website”Posted: June 26, 2011
The Great Strawberry Heist has given The Boiler Room Crew plenty of memory-holed LGF material to sift through, and today we thought it’d be fun to highlight another one of those deleted Obama-bashing threads that were so common in the months and weeks before the ’08 Election.
This one is revealed by a gap in the numerical thread sequence on Oct. 4, 2008…LGF article # 31472:
Before we reveal the screencap, we should add that proof of this thread’s former existence remains on Digg:
As you can see by that snip, the thread wasn’t submitted to Digg until the following day(?). This is important to note when we’re trying to figure out if what we’ve discovered here is another “thread vanishing event“, or if it was deleted a considerable time later. With a little more BSI (blog scene investigation), Engineer No. 2 determined that the thread had tallied ~160 comments, as evidenced by the collection of missing urls “centered” around that article #:
Both of these factors lead us to believe that this thread wasn’t quickly deleted (like in the frequent and embarrassing cases of CJ posting year-old news), but most likely deleted months -or possibly years– later. But why?
Perhaps our DoD readership can tell us. Thus, we present long-lost LGF article # 31472:
Wait! We haven’t checked the World’s Greatest Blog Search Engine™! Engineer No. 5 had the keys, and lo and behold:
Whoops, it WAS a thread vanishing event after all! Really… no update, no addendum? Just yank a thread and ~160 comments? We shouldn’t be surprised, I suppose…
In any case…another strawberry is in order (I know y’all were jonesin’ for one):