Well, maybe the response is a bit Google-like and cloudy.
John Mueller of Google wrote:
So is John saying that if you block content, then it may impact the Panda algorithm? Is he saying that? Or is he saying that the content that is blocked, Google can't see anyway and it has no impact on Panda? Or maybe it may or may not have an impact on Panda because Panda is about content and maybe layout?
See how this can get confusing. What is your take?
Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help.
Update: John responded again basically implying it is not Panda. He wrote:
Looking at your site, those disallowed scripts are definitely not causing a problem -- it's primarily an issue of problematic links here. That's what I'd focus on first. Since there's a manual action involved, that's something which you can work on to resolve.
He then aims to answer the specific question at hand head on:
He goes on in more detail, so check out the thread.
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