Thursday, October 12, 2006

Censorship in America?

Isn't it ironic that it is ostensibly the most vocal group for civil rights and human rights and "all that stuff" who ends up behind something like this:

[Michelle] Malkin may have been the first casualty in the coming information war but she certainly will not be the last. Yet online conservative elites seem not to care. They fail to realize that voters are increasingly accessing news and information from these new media sources and that these sources are using their editorial discretion to publish and promote a liberal — not conservative — agenda.

YouTube refused to say why her videos were “offensive” and there was no avenue available to challenge the decision. Today, her videos are gone and her voice is suppressed on the most important video “node” on the Internet.
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Think this is just an isolated example? Look what happened when Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist was invited to speak at Columbia University last week:

Everything you really need to know about the protesters is contained in this sentence: "Shame on the College Republicans for inviting this fascist thug and provoking such outrage on our campus." In other words, the act of inviting a controversial speaker is worse than violence against that speaker...oh, and the speaker must be a "fascist thug" because he doesn't agree with the writer's left-wing sensibilities which are typical of Columbia students.

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Shame on these liberals! Shame on the real fascists in our country!

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