LCF forum admins banned links and discussion about anything posted on anti-Kimkins blogs in an attempt to protect one of their regular posters. (Or to protect Kimkins?)
A new post on the Kimkins Exposed blog this morning highlighted the involvement of one of the Kimkins staff members. There was an imediate uproar on the LCF board (to which said staff member is a regular poster) about the personal information posted in the Kimkins Exposed article.
Whatever you personally think about the personal information posted at Kimkins Exposed, please remember that all of that information came from the Kimkins website posted by the staff member herself. Much of the information is (or was, as it is likely to be removed now) from the publicly accessible pages of Kimkins. No information was gained through any nefarious conduct on behalf of the blog author. The author was simply reposting information freely available on the web for the purposes of discussion. Whether you feel the information was too personal or not, the author was not the original poster of said information! Please bear that in mind before flaming.
The problem seems to be that this Kimkins staff member is well liked on both sides of the debate. I personally have never seen this person give out dangerous diet advice as is so common with the Kimkins members. (That doesn't mean she never has, just that I've never seen it firsthand.)
In response to the debate that ensued on the LCF forum, the admins have now issued a new ruling -
"Since certain shock bloggers are going far beyond respectable reporting with vicious attacks on the weight of individuals among other sleazy tactics, we are no longer permitting links and discussions of certain blog entries. Please visit the blogs directly if interested in reading them. Thank you."
I can (almost) understand not allowing direct links, but not allowing discussion? The purpose of the thread in question is to DISCUSS information relating to Kimmer and Kimkins. Apparently, the only information that can be posted there is personal supposition and speculation, as links to the investigative blogs and discussion of their content is now prohibited.
LCF continues to promote Kimkins, including linking to the main Kimkins website, constantly filters and sanitizes the posts on the "Fascination" thread and even intimidates new posters by sending them PM's and deleting their posts.
(name withheld) -
" But my posts were deleted and another rude PM from "admin" sent to me, accusing me of "attacking" that person. So I'm glad to read this blog (thanks so much for that link) with some actual info."
What's really going on with LCF and Kimkins? Sure they have allowed the "fascination" thread to exist for quite some time, but how could they not given its incredible popularity and the fact that many have joined LCF as a result of reading that thread.
Something is rotten in Denmark, as they say.