It's not just the Mail. My handful of comments there have been published. The Times, which I no longer read online as I won't pay Murdoch, stopped publishing any of my comments after I criticised a journalist's lack of objectivity and research of her subject and then stated some truisms about Murdoch and his press. The comment was removed and future comments were deleted the moment the mods found my name there.
Yesterday the Indie blocked a couple of my posts that had links in them. The issue was Clarkson's comments and I stated that UNISON leaders had called for Maggie to be torched on her birthday. I was asked to provide a link, but couldn't find the tweet in question. I tried to post the following links, but was modded out:
Kill A Tory (reprise) - YouTube
Kill Tories! | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Labour leadership hopeful: I wish I had killed Margaret Thatcher | Politics
The links are valid as part of the debate as I was trying to highlight that Clarkson's words (taken out of context in any event) might have been offensive, but that actually worse things are said about the Tories and there is less fuss, if any. People talk about Clarkson's being paid by the BBC, but at the time of McDonnell's comments he represented 8,162 Tory electors; he now represents 12,553. McDonnell is a key trade union activist. You would have thought the links would have been valid in the context of the debate, but perish the thought that the Indie would allow the hypocrisy of the left to be highlighted.