Well, it happened.
You know what happens when you ask too many of the wrong questions? Or when you take a nicely-worded poke at someone who is a "controller"?
In the absence of media attention and press releases by either the Woodstock Police Department or Beth Bentley's immediate family, I have been writing extensively about Beth's disappearance. Now I've been banned from the Facebook.com page for "Beth Bentley...Missing Woodstock IL Woman". Oh, for shame.
Recently the moderators said they would no longer delete messages. What they didn't say is that they would ban folks who said things with which they disagreed.
Yesterday Angela Ginger Montgomery wrote me as follows (probably guessing that I might publish her excommunication):
"Dear Mr. Philpott,
"After careful consideration I have decided to remove you from the Beth Bentley FB page. Your comments are more harmful than helpful.
"I appreciate your interest and wish you the best.
That's the same Angela Montgomery who announced about a week ago that she was discontinuing her role as moderator on that Beth Bentley Facebook page. How interesting that's she's back, and back with a vengeance.
One of the "more harmful" comments that I recently made was to criticize a moderator's suggestion that 7,600 followers should call Jefferson County Sheriff Mulch and "light a fire under his butt".
I also asked this morning if Scott Bentley is writing his own comments or if someone else is writing them and posting under his name. My understanding now is that comment has been deleted. I personally think that, unless a person is blind or without manual dexterity, only he should post under a name. Since so many have said that Scott doesn't use computers, I thought it appropriate to ask the question.
I am now blocked from viewing Kool Breeze's and Angela's personal pages and their comments are not visible to me. Thanks, girls, but it's no loss for me.
Many of Beth's so-called friends have now hidden their profiles. What's up with that? Do they have something to fear now that they didn't have to fear before May 23?
And all the party pictures were taken down, even the party pictures from the fundraiser at Gus's Roadhouse, where $4,000 was raised for the Bentley family.
And someone has the password to Beth's personal page, because some changes have been made there.
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