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Old 06-27-2009, 06:41 AM
 
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It's censorship because there was no apparent reason for the comments not to be posted. Not really difficult to understand. You are deliberately evading my earlier comments about what kind of dissent appears never to show up on HuffingtonPost: a dissent that takes the so-called "liberal" position to task for dishonesty. THAT kind of comment you'd be hard-pressed to find posted on HuffingtonPost, especially in connection with any politically correct articles. There are different kinds of "dissent." It's disingenuous to state that if any dissenting voices are allowed, then all dissenting voices are allowed. It's not true.

I don't need to try FOXNews forums. Thanks, however, for the condescending advice.
I don't quite understand you singling out the HuffPost, maybe you too have an agenda? Just this morning I went to the HuffPost Sight and the lead blog was that of the Climate Bill that had just passed the house yesterday. Popular blog for the moment with over 9,000 posted comments and all 9,000+ comments were not positive I might add. The moderator was holding 70 comments at the time I viewed the blog before releasing. With that amount of comments pending you would have to jump through a lot of hoops just to find your own post. The moderator releases comments in blocks. I also blog on the Chicago Tribune's website which is a bit thicker skinned than say C-D. For the newspaper leans right and some of my comments don't get posted, some do.... You want censorship, go to the Fox News Website, there's censorship for you. Personal experience, trust me on that...

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Old 06-27-2009, 01:17 PM
 
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I don't quite understand you singling out the HuffPost, maybe you too have an agenda? Just this morning I went to the HuffPost Sight and the lead blog was that of the Climate Bill that had just passed the house yesterday. Popular blog for the moment with over 9,000 posted comments and all 9,000+ comments were not positive I might add. The moderator was holding 70 comments at the time I viewed the blog before releasing. With that amount of comments pending you would have to jump through a lot of hoops just to find your own post. The moderator releases comments in blocks. I also blog on the Chicago Tribune's website which is a bit thicker skinned than say C-D. For the newspaper leans right and some of my comments don't get posted, some do.... You want censorship, go to the Fox News Website, there's censorship for you. Personal experience, trust me on that...
So, let's see, if a leftist such as myself dares to question HuffingtonPost, I have an "agenda." Pretty funny coming from someone who is always railing against the monolithic rhetoric of the right-wing. What I said is not difficult to understand: Yes, there are conservative comments posted, yes there are dissenting comments posted. But there are virtually NO comments posted which critique liberal/leftist rhetoric itself--and from a "left" perspective, no less.

If you think that only the right wing media (Fox News) is fascistic in the shutting down of complex political debate, you'd be wrong. The mainstream "liberal" press can be just as blinkered:

Bill Moyers Journal . Brooke Gladstone and Jay Rosen: Modern Media Madness | PBS
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Old 06-27-2009, 01:19 PM
 
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I've seen lots of dissenting (conservative opinions) posted on Huffington Post. With that said, it is a privately-run website (as is City-Data), so if they want to censor posts, they certainly have a right to do so.
Yes, they do have they right. Which is rather beside my point.
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:09 PM
 
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So, let's see, if a leftist such as myself dares to question HuffingtonPost, I have an "agenda." Pretty funny coming from someone who is always railing against the monolithic rhetoric of the right-wing. What I said is not difficult to understand: Yes, there are conservative comments posted, yes there are dissenting comments posted. But there are virtually NO comments posted which critique liberal/leftist rhetoric itself--and from a "left" perspective, no less.

If you think that only the right wing media (Fox News) is fascistic in the shutting down of complex political debate, you'd be wrong. The mainstream "liberal" press can be just as blinkered:

Bill Moyers Journal . Brooke Gladstone and Jay Rosen: Modern Media Madness | PBS
Frankly I don't care if your Left, Center or Right, it don't matter to me one iota. How do you know what party affiliation the poster making the comment is? You don't. What do you think the poster making the comment says, "I am a Liberal therefore I condemn or voice concerns over xyz" It doesn't happen that way. Hell, I have had comments of mine not posted and they were even positive post. Life goes on, there will be other blogs. The HuffPost is not the only Site I go to, I have about a dozen that I check out on a daily basis to cross check stories what have you... I got an idea, why don't you start your own Blog? You could also hang out at FOX... You got to be careful at FOX, if you post anything negative they not only won't post your comment but you will be banned, just ask me...
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