Friday, September 21, 2007

Disappearing blogs

posted by k

It seems that Craig Murray's informative, thoughtful and combative blog has been taken down by his web-hosts after threats from the lawyers for the new owner of Arsenal Football Club. I don't know the truth of the allegations but I think the proper course for a billionaire, if the allegations aren't true, would be to sue for libel and clear his name rather than taking down a whole blog, especially since the relevant post was removed as soon as this was requested.

The blogosphere now lacks one of the best political blogs - a forum for dissidence and debate with a large number of readers.

The new owner of Arsenal Football Club has behaved like a man who sets fire to a library because he doesn't like one of the books in it.

I hope Craig Murray will find a new host for his blog soon. In the meantime, google searches can throw up cached material from some of his previous posts.

Note: This hotlink will take you to the post recommended in the comments. It's very useful and informative and has further helpful links.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

further links and details at

8:04 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amend to:

and delete the space when pasting into your browser

8:06 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I discovered that Craig's original posts on Usmanov can now be found at

10:51 am  
Blogger KateJ said...

I'm putting it o n to my blog too.

7:19 pm  
Blogger john said...

Please Kathy, he is NOT the new owner of Arsenal, he has 21%+ of the shareholding. I hope to god he never will be.

1:34 pm  
Blogger areopagitica said...

Thanks for that correction, John. I share your hope. Seeing crowds of Arsenal supporters in London yesterday, I felt they didn't deserve such an owner.

4:45 pm  

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