This is the question I have been asking myself for a few weeks now. Some of you folks may remember I did something over the Christmas Break I have never done, ever in the history of Slabbed: I pulled a post. Tomorrow I hope to roll it back out thanks to a steer Slabbed received from a new friend and share the impetus for writing it to begin with. Whatever the truth is, it is far bigger than Slabbed New Media and I think we’re closing in.
To understand what Ignatius is saying one must first understand the fact that WordPress.com/Automattic are not WordPress aka WordPress.Org, an open source database system that is used for blogging. While Automattic is supportive of the continued development of the blogging platform from which their website takes it name it is distinct and separate from it. Automattic is much more a web host than anything else and while you can have them host a blog for free there are a few major drawbacks. Ignatius explains on his old WordPress site:
I have become increasingly concerned that Automattic (this web host) does not share my concerns for my readers and posters privacy. In addition I did not wish to share in Slabbed’s loss of data when they were taken down twice this year without so much an email of warning.Automattic professes: “We are passionate about making the web a better place.” They may wish to start by protecting our privacy! I’m sorry nothing short of a U.S. court order should be acted upon by a web host, in my opinion!This will be my exit from this site. Thanks for reading and following my though the years.The new site can be found at Ignatiusjeffreilly.org should you wish to follow me.
What he is taking about is Charles Leary of Trout Point Lodge swearing false affidavits in Canada for the purpose of invading the privacy of American internet commenters discussing the massive political corruption scandal in New Orleans on Slabbed when we were hosted on WordPress. According to the Concrete Busters lawsuit Leary, Perret and Danny Abel are working on behalf of Fred Heebe, the target of the massive Federal investigation to silence public discourse on the matter and retaliate against those blowing the whistle on the systemic corruption that plagues this area.
Those of you that read Ignatius’ blog should click here to get to his new site.
In part 2 Slabbed takes an in depth look back at the Trout Point Lodge lawsuit against Louisiana Media Company LLC aka Tom Benson’s Fox 8 as we examine how Charles Leary and Vaughn Perret used foreign jurisdictions with abusive defamation laws to invade the privacy of American citizens commenting on the corruption scandal in New Orleans.