(By Ray D.)
We recently received a reply to our inquiry as to why our exchange disappeared from the Soros website. As promised in my open letter to Mr. Soros, I am posting his reply in full here on Medienkritik for all to see. You can also find the following on Mr. Soros' site:
Monday, October 18, 2004 Medienkritik Clarification
On October 13th I posted a comment from Ray D. of Davids Medienkritik with my response. Due to a technical error, the exchange fell off of my blog archive, although it has always been available on my website at its permanent link. I have been extremely forward in my opinions with the explicit goal of fostering a dialogue about the policies of the current administration on Iraq. I would not intentionally remove a post from my website. The administrators of the website are working to resolve the technical issue, and in the meantime I encourage readers to look at the original post.
posted by George Soros @ 10/18/2004 11:07:02 AM EST
Fair enough. I just wonder what sort of "technical error" could have selectively erased my email and not the others surrounding it and why my email, after appearing on Mr. Soros' site for several days, just happened to be removed by the "technical error" when this story got noticed in a big way through Instapundit.
Whatever. What I would really appreciate is if Mr. Soros would address my response to his reply.
UPDATE: I just noticed a very strange exchange in our comments section on the disappearance of my email from the Soros site. A "Robert" suggested that "maybe it was a technical error." Then the same person with the identical IP number wrote us and claimed responsibility for the technical error, identifying themselves as "viola". Robert was also the first person to point out the permalink to my missing email. He also vehemently defended Soros when we questioned his "technical error" explanation. He clearly knows an awful lot about the Soros site...