Flaggers and the Posting Police

So earlier today someone had put up a thread with a link to a Fox News story. It had to do with whether or not the US Government owes Toyota an apology.

So I was in there typing a reply to something, hit submit, and got kicked to an error page - completely lost the reply. Cussed a little and came back in later.

Now the entire thread has completely disappeared. Nothing about it was flaggable as near as I can tell - but did someone flag it? I know that the flagging stuff here can get pretty silly from time to time. But I would put that in the category of completely nuts.

Any insights on what became of this thread?