Law journal paper by Wexler cites censorial Panda's Thumb blog
In an article forthcoming in the Washington University Law Quarterly, Prof. Jay Wexler responds to the arguments of Prof. Francis Beckwith on the constitutional issues involved in the teaching of Intelligent Design. It’s a good article that will help the efforts of evolution’s defenders—and, as an added bonus, Wexler cites posts from the Thumb and allied blogs in his footnotes! (bold added, exclamation sign in original)
Panda's Thumb's arbitrary censorship is described here.
Needless to say, blogs that do not allow open debate should not be cited in any scholarly journal.
Popular blogs that get many thousands of visitors daily -- e.g., Panda's Thumb, Uncommon Descent, Pharyngula, and Dispatches From the Culture Wars -- are major public forums like newspapers and as such have a particular obligation to allow open debate, but none of the aforementioned blogs do.
Furthermore, blogs that practice arbitrary censorship should be ineligible to receive blogging awards. However, Pharyngula received a 2006 award for best science blog and Panda's Thumb received a 2005 Scientific American magazine blogging award and an award for being a finalist in a 2006 best science blog contest.