Friday, February 05, 2016



More Leftist censorship

The Guardian has announced that its website will no longer allow readers to comment on articles on three topics - race, immigration and Islam.

RT: What do you think of The Guardian's decision?

Martin Summers: I think it a really rough decision in many ways. But you got to remember the Guardian has invested an awful lot in its online presence and encouraging their audience to participate through online commentary. But of course, it is not being very successful from an economic point of view - they are losing millions of pounds every year. And they don’t really have a public service remit… As they are essentially a private organization, they may decide that moderating this kind of forum is more expensive and more problematic than they thought. But of course, it is a kind of a sign of the times that these kinds of topics are becoming so hot that they are becoming hard to handle in media forums.    

RT: Where do you draw the line between shielding certain groups from hate speech and freedom of expression?

Martin Summers:  It is very difficult, isn’t it? I think everybody accepts that at the end of the day the complete freedom of speech, insulting of other people, provocative incitements to violence…The governments of the West are saying that they are going to try and stop recruitment to ISIS online…Is that freedom of speech? You could argue that it is or that it isn’t

SOURCE 


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

The concept of free speech in the U.S. is that the government cannot punish free speech, but individuals who are offended can retaliate.
It is different in other countries.

Bird of Paradise said...

Screw The Guardian it like most all news rags are totaly leftists and deserve to go bankrupt lets see their Chief Editor selling pencils on the street corner

Anonymous said...

Censorship will likely drive them from the online venue and hasten their demise which is the marketplace at work. Almost all the large liberal news organizations are shrinking because their base is moving to the self infatuation of social media. Since the opinions on social media are as justifiable as what passes for news on the liberal outlets there is essentially no difference.

MDH

Spurwing Plover the fighting Shorebird said...

The leftists hate the U.S. Constitution they want it totaly replaced with various UN Treaties

Anonymous said...

Well, let's see, since nimrods think Islam is a race and muslims are using immigration as a weapon, I guess we have a trifecta.

Anonymous said...

Quite happy to see the Guardian censor it's comments section given it's socialist/communist attitude. The fact that it has to resort to censorship is an indication the general public see through its lies.

Anonymous said...

The gatekeepers version of sticking their fingers in their ears and going "na-na-na-na."

Alpha Skua said...

Liberals are like the three wise monkeys only in this case its See No Truth,Speak No Truth,Hear No Truth

500 Lbs Canary said...

Liberals are so narrow minded if you but their brain on the edge of a razor it would look like a pea rolling down a four lane highway