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Blocked for Comment Section on Newspaper Tagesspiegel

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It reads, “Login failed. User account ‘BenGoldstein’ was blocked.”

I cut out Islam, made no jokes (or only benign ones), did not comment on gender…didn’t help. The narrow-mindedness has become extreme. There is no way that my choice of words, the “tone”, could have been a problem. Others actually behave rudely. Most of my comments were on the topic of antisemitism.

I would lie if I said that I don’t find this whole development depressing. How can a culture fall so deeply so fast? Germans are specialists.

And the French are following. According to ZEIT the Supreme court ruled today that the principle of “fraternite” allows people to hide illegal immigrants and break the laws. This is the most ridiculous verdict I have ever heard. It is the abolishment of laws as such and their replacement with gut feelings.

And there is this glib cheering that the article conveyed. The commenters…

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Newspapers collude to attack Trump

Gee, haven’t they (and radio and TV and some of the Internet) been doing that since 2016?. But this is a special effort called and coordinated by the Boston Globe (owned sold by the NYSlimes in 2013) due to Trump’s general “fake news” criticism and his “enemy of the people” charge against specific outlets.

“I hope it would educate readers to realize that an attack on the First Amendment is unacceptable,’’ said Marjorie Pritchard, deputy managing editor for the editorial page of The Boston Globe. ‘‘We are a free and independent press, it is one of the most sacred principles enshrined in the Constitution.’’

Ah, but the First Amendment doesn’t say the government can’t criticize the news media.

“Mr. Trump enjoys free speech just as his media adversaries do. Rather, the First Amendment prevents government from infringing on the rights of Americans to speak and publish. And on that score, there’s a reasonable case that Mr. Trump’s predecessor presented a greater threat to press freedom, to say nothing of Mr. Trump’s 2016 opponent. Mrs. Clinton wanted to restrict the ability of Americans to make a documentary about her. We don’t recall editorial boards joining together to announce they were not with her.”

Via Best of The Web at WSJ

UPDATE: Another recovering journalist: “By Friday, those pages will be in the bottom of recycle bins and bird cages. And in their cozy, mutual isolations, millions on both sides will feel sure once more that they’re in the right.”

InfoWars objective

Reasonably so, yes, in the headline news segment of its app. Not the Alex Jones commentary which, of course, is commentary. The app is, curiously, still available at the Apple app store. I downloaded it to my phone in the interest of promoting free speech. You should try it, too.

Meanwhile, Twitter’s CEO says they haven’t deleted InfoWars and won’t until they see a violation of their service agreement. Which, alas, isn’t defined.

Via Twitchy

InfoWars censored by liberal tech giants

Not that I have ever paid much attention to Austin’s Alex Jones and his InfoWars setup. Well, I did read some of the daily’s stuff about his divorce, which was a nasty custody fight which he lost. But otherwise…

Still, when Apple, Google, Facebook and Spotify conspire to censor him and his operation—all within 24 hours—you gotta be appalled. If you care about free speech. If you’re a Dim (or one of their lapdog media like CNN or MSNBS) who only cares about PC conformity, then, not so much.

Via Breitbart

UPDATE:  PJMedia: The Rise of The Tech Fascists

MORE: In the interest of free speech, I downloaded to my phone the InfoWars app from the Apple app store which, curiously, is still available. Its news items seem reasonably objective, as opposed to Jones’ commentary.

Breitbart censored in UK

“Here it comes, from one of my British friends who will remain unnamed, just in case. The friend is subscribed to Virgin as an Internet provider. This is what appeared on the screen, after the friend tried to get into Breitbart.com”

Won’t the Mediacrats be pleased? Especially the newspapers which fewer and fewer read. Fox News is next. You betcha.

Via Simply Jews.