…and now they are censoring any links to our website

A reader posted a link on the Guardian to our latest kindly critique of it’s curious ideas of what constitutes breaking news in Ukraine (we are puzzled why they think cheese is bigger news than a Right Sector rally in Kiev).

Here’s a screen cap of the link she posted:

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And here’s a screen cap of what remained a scant ten minutes later:

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And if that wasn’t enough apparently she has had her account placed on pre-moderation.

it’s not hard to see why the Graun decided to re-name their “Comment is Free” section is it? Some residual sense of honour presumably.


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Pusat Kosmetik
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jules Moules
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jules Moules

Rushbridger/Viner: “Facts are amenable but comments may be disappeared.”

falcemartello
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The guardian is part and parcel of the failing fourth estate. Remember they were for the bombing and occupying of Iraq weapons of mass deception that is all the Guardian is good for trying to manipulate liberal readers to the neo-liberal corporate narritive. The New Editor and chief is from Haretz isreale liberal rag. Hence you will c nothing written against Isreal.

Brad Benson
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Fortunately, your comment is not factual, which would be a real travesty. The new editor of the Guardian is a lady by the name of Katherine Viner. She has never been employed by any Israeli Newspaper.

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/mar/20/guardian-appoints-katharine-viner-new-editor-in-chief

Brad Benson
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Really? An Israeli Editor? This explains much.

spellingcat
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spellingcat

So the ‘New Editor is NOT Israeli’..Moving forward, do you still see yourself as confused?

Mark Papagallo
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Mark Papagallo

The Guardian is going to be on the wrong side of History once the truth eventually comes out.

Brad Johnson (@tuns1999)
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The CBC tried to do the same thing but looking at the comments from this latest article http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/malaysia-airlines-flight-mh17-inquiry-closes-in-on-cause-suspects-1.3153072 . Almost nobody is buying the bull they are being fed.

Brad Johnson (@tuns1999)
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Here is the top comment: “”reluctance to put further pressure on Russia at this point, given the already tense situation between the Kremlin and the West” This is a totally false statement and their has been zero reluctance. Blame has been placed squarely on Russia with great gusto from day one. Russia has been guilty until proven innocent in the press since day 1 with no conclusive evidence for one side or the other that I have seen. Russian is frozen out of the investigation. Ukraine as a likely party to the disaster fully involved including a veto on anything… Read more »

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denk
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denk

the groan has discarded any pretense of free speech,
i posted eight posts in a thread only one survived the groans moderator,
in order not to leave behind an ugly trial they simply disappeared all without even
a comment deleted…. msg !

Francis
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Francis

Time for a #Guardiancensorsagain?

Guest
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Guest

This is serious censorship to defend the failed ukraine project.

The comments they allow to be printed amount to a lot of insults about Putin Snd Russia.

I can recall how in the beginning of the ukraine crisis real informative comments and videos from on the ground were posted. Now it’s just a comment section that they only open rarely now and when they do it is full of insults and no information.

Brad Benson
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My comments used to be among those informative comments to which you allude. They frequently pushed the limits on the 5000 word boundary and always included lots of links to alternative sources of information, which countered the lying bullshit of Shaun Walker and some of the other anti-Putin propagandists. After not posting for several weeks while out of the country, I made several short posts to Walker’s screed about Andrei Babitsky upon my return. All of these were deleted and the next time I tried to post a comment to an unrelated subject, I received the message that I had… Read more »

Dipset
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Dipset

No need to worry Mr Benson.

Between yourself, BunglyPete, StandupWoman and myself we shared the truth (evidence and links) with a lot of people who obviously (judging from responses and recommends) appreciated it more than we ever thought.

And so the Guardian noticed and decided to try to ban all of us.

That speaks volumes.

Still got that bowl of weed, Sir ?

😉

Brad Benson
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Of course, I have that bowl and it’s always full of good stuff. Geez, somebody remembered me! I’m flattered. Is that what happened to BunglyPete and StandupWoman? Sad. I’m not going to ask to be reinstated. The last two times they put me on pre-edit, which lasted for a day or two before they realized the error of their ways and reinstated me. This time, because of a one line sarcastic remark, I think that the illustrious Mr. Walker personally had me removed for life. Fuck him. I hope that more people find their way over here. The Guardian is… Read more »

BlackCatte
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Ah – BunglyPete! I was a huge fan of his I hope he finds his way here. And remember Hermius. Another marvellously well-informed commenter who was serially banned.

BlackCatte
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Is your account deleted or can you still access the old comments? If you can, and you’re happy sharing, it might be informative for readers to see a few examples of the kind of input they no longer welcome at Graun Central.

Brad Benson
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My archive is still there. Here’s a link. https://profile.theguardian.com/user/id/10505956 Much of what was written about the Ukraine was deleted during the last two days, but any short review of my archive will yield plenty of comments about the Ukraine. I have also downloaded my archive to a word file and may resurrect and update some of my these for future publication. Finally, I have been thinking about submitting the off-guardian “form” to become a writer at this site, but have not gotten around to it as of yet. My idea is that I would like to continue to comment on… Read more »

BlackCatte
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