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Old 12-12-2009, 04:18 PM   #1
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Default The Guardian is a filthy liberal rag and "Comment is Free" is a scam

I am tired of my points made on "Comment is Free" on the Guardian being removed by moderators. I posted nothing insulting or incorrect. Some liberal ultra-sensitive politically correct person who can't take the heat reports you and the post is just deleted.

Too bad many of the Guardian Comment is Free columns routinely bash gender, religious and ethnic groups that it is PC to bash (e.g. straight men, Russians, evangelical Christians, etc.). Those columns go right up without a problem. But make a comment pointing out other faults and the hypocrisy therein and your posts get deleted.

Disgusting.
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A liberal news outlet -- you don't say.
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the guardian is my favorite british paper. i don't read much politics/news on their website but the sports section is out of this world. fantastic coverage. their minute-by-minute reports for example are hilarious.
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A liberal news outlet -- you don't say.
I don't care if they are liberal. I'm annoyed when they posture with a "Comment is Free" board, where if you post anything that is tangentially un-PC, it gets reported and removed. I'd rather they just didn't even give us the opportunity to comment. It is one thing if the posts are personally insulting, invective, cursing, etc. but this had nothing to do with it.
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Old 12-12-2009, 04:23 PM   #5
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the guardian is my favorite british paper. i don't read much politics/news on their website but the sports section is out of this world. fantastic coverage. their minute-by-minute reports for example are hilarious.
Both they and the BBC are horrid trash.

American papers are even trashier.

I am so disgusted with our English-language media.
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I don't care if they are liberal.
uhmmm...why the headline "the guardian is a filthy liberal rag" then?
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uhmmm...why the headline "the guardian is a filthy liberal rag" then?
Because it is their orientation that makes them so hardcore PC that they delete polite well-argued comments by readers if they find them inappropriate.

Why do they call it Comment is Free? Call it Comment is PC, then.
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Both they and the BBC are horrid trash.
i like both. very much, that is.
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The BBC News website is fantastic. It's the first thing I check in the morning.

How is it 'trash'?
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utter bollocks. 60% of replies on CIF look like they were automaticaly generated by a right-wing bot.

There's a hell of a lot of censorship of all kinds of posts there.

British libel laws are the harshest in the world so it needs monitoring and the power obviously goes to some people's heads there. goes completely overboard. I had several harmless posts about Agassi's meth use deleted.

why you'd want to rant about it here is beyond me though
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i like both. very much, that is.
To be honest, I am surprised. Most of the BBC analyses are biased garbage.
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I don't care if they are liberal. I'm annoyed when they posture with a "Comment is Free" board, where if you post anything that is tangentially un-PC, it gets reported and removed. I'd rather they just didn't even give us the opportunity to comment. It is one thing if the posts are personally insulting, invective, cursing, etc. but this had nothing to do with it.
Political correctness is a tenet of modern liberalism, therefore if it is not liberalism itself which you decry, then what problem have you with the chosen modus operandi ?
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utter bollocks. 60% of replies on CIF look like they were automaticaly generated by a right-wing bot.

There's a hell of a lot of censorship of all kinds of posts there.

British libel laws are the harshest in the world so it needs monitoring and the power obviously goes to some people's heads there. goes completely overboard. I had several harmless posts about Agassi's meth use deleted.

why you'd want to rant about it here is beyond me though
I'm irritated over the fact that they are not nearly so kneejerk in their censorship when it comes to certain groups that it is OK to bash.
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Political correctness is a tenet of modern liberalism, therefore if it is not liberalism itself which you decry, then what problem have you with the chosen modus operandi ?
Liberalism is a misnomer. It's just as hostile to truly "outside the box" opinion as the conservatives.
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Liberalism is a misnomer.
Therein lies the distinction between classical liberalism and modern liberalism, one postulates freedom while the other opposes it.
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