Right Wing Blogs That Attack The Free Press, Limit Comments And Contrary Opinions On Their Sites
Some far right blogs that have been recently falsely claiming that AP makes up news about Iraq, curiously use various ways to limit comments and contrary statements including facts by others to challenge their outrageous one sided opinions.
One of the worst of these sites, FLOPPING ACES, uses a process where site operator "Curt", personally chooses which comments will appear. Contrary views do not seem to be allowed by him on the main site that challenge his outrageous claims, although on the Blogger operated FLOPPING ACES BACKUP, some contrary opinions seem to have been allowed without removal recently. It is also interesting that "Curt" uses this alais to hide his real identity and does not use his real full name, yet for days has made an issue about the identity of Iraqi police office Captain Jamil Gholaiem Hussein. Hypocrisy seems to show no limits. Other more credible left and right leaning website and blog operators use their real full name because they can stand behind their stories and features, and are more responsible journalists. It is trash journalists like "Curt" that stand behind an alais and print outrageous smear journalism.
Wild eyed journalist, Michelle Malkin, who always seems unduly angry about something, completely limits comments on her site. They simply don't appear. Her word is absolute, no matter how absurd her claims.
Another far right blog, NEWSBUSTERS, which is an antifree press blog solely devoted to attacks on what is claimed to be the "Liberal Media Bias", appears to be a hydralike multiheaded beast of many right wing bloggers who appear to use their real names, but use a registration proces to limit contrary comments. The site claims to oppose "media bias", yet bias is exactly what this site seems to practice, a one-sided biased attack on the free press, raising unfair doubts about mainstream press reporting.
While many other smaller examples of irresponsible right wing blogs exist, these are just three of the worst offenders. These three blogs all seek to "expose" what they claim to be problems in the press, yet limit freedom of speech, or hide behind an alais, or some other antidemocratic or antifree press means. These sites don't want facts posted that debunk their absurd claims against AP or other main media sources. Blogs may allow anyone to publish that wants to. But not everyone is responsible with this freedom it seems.