The especially lovely Julianne Cuba is quoting somebody, who says it's a pretty good >>> CASE <<< that they are.....
LOOK OUT --- I'm afraid that she buried the lead on this one --- BUT --- What do I know ??? I'm only a humble independent Republican blogger !!!
HERE'S PART OF THE BACKSTORY ON THE NY1 NEWS ITEM ABOUT MARTY GOLDEN'S BLOCKING ADVERSE COMMENTS ON HIS SOCIAL MEDIA SITES
Here's the good/ bad stuff (based on your POV) about ALL THREE REPUBLICAN INCUMBENTS HERE IN BROOKLYN:
".... A coalition of self-described progressives in Brooklyn are demanding three pols to stop blocking people on social media, following a May federal court ruling that deemed it unconstitutional for President Trump to block his critics on Twitter.... “We call on you to remove these blocks. Likewise, comments made on public officials’ social media platforms should be respected as any other form of protected speech. We’d prefer not to have to fight to get you to respect the Constitution,” members of five political groups, including Bay Ridge for Social Justice and South Brooklyn Progressive Network, wrote in a July 9 letter to a trio of Bay Ridge Republicans — state Sen. Marty Golden, Rep. Dan Donovan, and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis.... Not only is blocking constituents with whom an official has differing views childish — and unconstitutional — but it also prevents voters from learning their representative’s stance on important issues, said one Bay Ridgite.... “I’ve been blocked by both state Sen. Golden and Assemblywoman Malliotakis for pointing out their hypocrisy,” said Amy Zarkos in a press release. 'It’s beyond frustrating to see my reps claim stances I disagree with and not be able to comment, all the while reading comments posted mostly by constituents who do agree with them. People who aren’t in the know aren’t getting the full story, and that’s dangerous.'...” (See "Pols get antisocial on social media" by Julianne Cuba, 7/12/18, Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily/ Party Line [https://www.brooklyndaily.com/stories/2018/28/pl-party-line-2018-07-13-bk.html]).