Wednesday, December 18, 2013

"Shut Up!" they explained.

Two examples to add to the warehouse that houses this file. First, CNN descends ever farther down the road to abject Obama toadyism, silencing a man who won a huge victory for Americans in court against the NSA.

Conservative legal activist Larry Klayman got into an argument on CNN with host Don Lemon and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin when he was brought on to discuss his victory this week in a lawsuit challenging NSA surveillance, resulting in Lemon cutting him off the screen and Klayman comparing Lemon to disgraced former MSNBC host Martin Bashir.

Klayman's appearance Tuesday night on CNN was preceded by a profile of him that included a quotation from a former George W. Bush staffer saying his lawsuits were about "fighting for himself and his own, in my opinion, delusions of grandeur."

CNN, always a class act.

Second, Reddit starts actively deleting comments from, and this is a quote, climate change "deniers" on its so-called science boards.

A content editor on Reddit's science forum wrote Monday that the site has banned climate-change skeptics, and asks why more news outlets haven't done the same.

"About a year ago, we moderators became increasingly stringent with deniers," Reddit content editor Nathan Allen wrote in grist. "When a potentially controversial submission was posted, a warning would be issued stating the rules for comments (most importantly that your comment isn't a conspiracy theory) and advising that further violations of the rules could result in the commenter being banned from the forum."

Despite the provocative comments on both sides described by Allen, and Reddit's reputation as "passionately dedicated to free speech," the self-described "PhD chemist" decided it was time for the skeptics to go.

Mr. Allen the free speech hero then goes on to describe how nice and insult-free the comments are now that all the "deniers" are excluded. Or as some might say, now that its a greenie echo chamber where inconvenient truths are not allowed. Like that there is no global warming.

As always, Lefties are passionately devoted to free speech exactly as long as it serves their purposes, and not one second longer.

Remember my friends, Lefties do not have beliefs. They have tactics.

The Phantom


Alyric said...

I ran across the Reddit story yesterday.

Now that diminishing solar activity is raising the very real specter of Earth returning to a 100,000 year plus period of glaciation, the climate alarmists are furiously trying to erase inconvenient facts and silence all opposition in a desperate attempt to cling to power for a little while longer. In a way, it's rather remarkable that they've kept up the charade during the last decade and a half of flat (and recently, falling) global temperatures, but the gig is just about up, and they know it.

The CNN story reads like something out of Soviet-era Pravda.

The Phantom said...

Hi Alyric. Your comment got me thinking a bit. This action by Reddit editors is a peek behind the curtain for us that reveals how the charade has been maintained. By bullying, apparently. They just eliminate anybody from the field who doesn't toe the line.

Nice thing about the Internet is now we can watch them doing it.