Sunday, May 21, 2006
Bay Area Censorship
"Of 12 comments posted, only FOUR are allowed to appear?Indeed. It's a fine line between effective moderation and censorship. "moderating" opposing views for no other reason however, falls clearly into the second category and continues to make Indymedia worthless.
And none by critics.
Do you think you are actually helping leftist causes by driving away readers in droves?
who wants to go to a website filled with only folks preaching to the choir?
How often does a person have to have his carefully written posts ruthlessly deleted before they abandon this site altogether?
Look at SF. IMC its a dead site!! traffic is 1/30th of what is once was due to the censorship especially about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
Why would you want to follow in SF. IMC's steps??? "
Indybay was never very good, but its long downward spiral is nearing an end I foresee.
It's the 1930's all over again.
Naw...just kidding you. Just how easy is it come up up with all of this "social justice" and "pro-Palestinian" rubbish? The people who write such trash--whether the crazed Charlotte Kates or the moronic Vanessa Regdrave--are tapping into some very shallow wells. I've just learned what easy targets they are. Laugh at them--but never forget that a whole host of well-meaning, ignorant people take them seriously.
Talk of "demise" is premature and merely the wishful thinking of FIVE VERY LOUD Jewish trolls.
Seems to me there is no demise, just the 5 Jewish trolls have been kicked to the curb. They attempted to scream down any and all posts that advocated for equal rights for palestinians, claiming palestinians didn't deserve it, it was all the palestinians fault and they get what they deserve, israelis are better than palestinians, etc. etc. It was obviously disruptive to the site, and the Jews would often carry over their rabid defense of all things israel into unrelated threads. Indybay is not an israel-only site, even if that's all these trolls see in the world.
Also, cutting down on Jewish chatter does not make it less of a news site, just less of a Jewish troll chat site. No one's crying if that makes it less fun and more boring for the 5 Jewish trolls. Go yell on yahoo! all day if that's what floats your boat. Go comment on israpundit -- they love your Jewish zealotry over there.
As for the supposed "going downhill" or "demise" check out this post:
Maybe it's time these Jewish trolls start their own news/chat site, welcome all who oppose their viewpoints, including david duke types, in the spirit of "open" publishing and see how it goes. Put up or shut up fellas. And stop whining so much. Dry your crying eyes. It's time you grow up and stop running to your indymediawatch momma so much.
The 5 of you tried to bully indybay and apparently it has failed. Move on.
It seems that they have already put up . Your posting here, but no one who disagrees with you can post on IndyBay. I think the problem is you just can't defend yourself in a fair debate so you need to CENSOR any opposing view points.
PS - Anytime you think your up for it pick a site where my posts won't be censored and I'll gladly meet you there to discuss the situation in Israel and the Palestinian territories.
Indybay.org welcomes racist and anti-Semitic material
Filed under: Front Page
and also violates its stated editorial and privacy policies
We previously reported how the pro-Palestinian San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Collective (Indybay.org) censored numerous articles on the abuse of women, gay people, and religious minorities by militant Islamic nations. The SF Bay Area Indymedia Collective, however, felt it quite appropriate let stand material from a self-identified neo-Nazi that refers to African-Americans, Asians, and Hispanics as “n****rs.”
As for IP addresses,
Here is what SF Bay Area IMC says:
“The SF Bay Area IMC web server does not normally track the domains or IP addresses from which people visit and/or post to the SF Bay Area Indymedia web site.”
Here is what SF Bay Area IMC apparently does:
by brigg Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2002 at 6:19 PM