Google Redux: Amer. Spectator 'Site May Harm Your Computer'

The good folks at Google are at it again, for if you do a web search for the conservative magazine "The American Spectator," a disclaimer says:

The American Spectator

This site may harm your computer.
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Click on "The American Spectator" link, and a message reads (h/t Ed Driscoll):

Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!


Or you can continue to at your own risk. For detailed information about the problems we found, visit Google's Safe Browsing diagnostic page for this site.
If you click on the "Safe Browsing diagnostic page" link, you get the following (h/t NB reader Vic McDonald):
Safe Browsing Diagnostic page for

What is the current listing status for

Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer.

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 89 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 1 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 06/28/2008, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 04/05/2008.

Malicious software is hosted on 2 domain(s), including,

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?

Over the past 90 days, did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

Has this site hosted malware?

No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

How did this happen?

In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

If suspicious content was last found on April 5, why is the site being flagged now?

Readers should recall that NewsBusters reported similar suspicious activity last December.

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