Erick Erickson, the editor of Red State, is a perfect example of the “taint phobics” I mentioned below. Previously he has banned Ron Paul supporters, and he has little tolerance for people who discuss the gold standard and the Fed.*
Now he has banned birthers.
I am working on a longer article on the phenomenon of taint phobia, but thought I would pass on this latest development.
* I have read it alleged that Red State bans positive discussions of the gold standard and criticisms of the Fed, but I can’t confirm this. The ban may be more along the lines of not tolerating much open advocacy. If anyone can direct me to a link regarding Red State and their policy on gold standard/Fed discussions I would appreciate it. Red State’s posting policy is actually quite sparse, but the ban on new Ron Paul supporters was openly posted on the site as was the recent birther ban.