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- THE "MMDI" GOES LIVE TO SUPPRESS VA TECH COMMENTS
- THE "MMDI" GOES LIVE TO STOP ANY COMMENTS ON HAMAS-MICKEY MOUSE THREAD
- THE "MMDI" GOES LIVE TO STOP ANY COMMENTS ON AL SHARPTON'S LATEST DIVISIVE RANT
Fans of JonQuixoteWorld will remember the infamous "Cheney Thread," in which:
- Upon national media exposure (thanks in part to JQWorld), The Huffington Post surgically scrubbed a thread describing how the Taliban had attempted to assassinate Vice President Cheney, because Arianna Huffington claimed that "a miniscule portion" of the estimated 500 comments expressed regret that the Taliban had not succeeded --- a sentiment she later referred to as being limited only to "clearly unhinged, fringe" users (translation: rabid leftists)
- JQWorld demolished this myth, by demonstrating that it was in fact a great majority of the commenters who expressed this sentiment, as evidenced by the fact that what was a 19-page thread filled with these sentiments was magically transformed into a 1/2 page thread with 12 innocuous comments
Those who are new to JQWorld can review the blow-by-blow details here and here.
Well, it would seem the HuffPost administrators/editors have wisened up --- but only somewhat.
Thanks to a timely tip from a fan, JQWorld learned that today, HuffPost put up a thread entitled "Bush Almost Blows Himself Up," as shown below, which links to this story, from the Detroit News.
As anyone who visits HuffPost on a regular basis knows quite well, this story would be the proverbial "red meat" that would ordinarily unleash a torrent of "unhinged, fringe" hate, hysteria and general leftist loonbattedness that would make the "Cheney Thread" look like a Sunday school class.
But what happened when anyone tried to comment on the thread? They'd go through the usual multi-screen process, type out their comment, only to get the screen below: "Comments are not allowed on this entry."
Wow. What happened? I mean, the Huffington Post (along with Daily Kos and a few others) is supposed to be the online home of the "peace and tolerance and inclusiveness and diversity and understanding" crowd, the enlightened leftists!!!
Well, apparently the HuffPost has instituted a (military drumroll):
"Miniscule Minority Defense Initiative!!!"
But what we at JQWorld don't quite understand is if, as Ms. Huffington said, only a "miniscule portion" of "clearly unhinged, fringe" commenters made such hateful, insane comments on the "Cheney Thread," then why isn't HuffPost even allowing ANY comments on this thread? None?
That will remain a question for the ages!!!
Along with this one: If HuffPost wasn't going to allow comments on the thread, why did it even put the story up, along with the standard subhead, "Share/Comment"? Hm.
Well, we at JQWorld have more important things to devote our brainpower to. Readers, however, are encouraged to send in their theories!
UPDATE APRIL 18: NOW, HUFFPOST NOT ALLOWING MORE THAN TOKEN COMMENTS --- IF ANY --- ON ANYTHING REGARDING THE VA TECH MASSACRE
Although I've not been posting at HuffPost in the last few days, in large part because I've been working on my own take on this tragedy (here), I have observed it from time to time... and it's clear that their Stalinist tactics have now reached an entirely new level.
From the moment this story broke, the seething, hate-filled, liberty-bashing, America-castigating leftist lunatic nutjobs that constitute the bulk of the HuffPost user base were venting their insanity --- or rather, attempting to.
But thanks to the HuffPost's new "MMDI," the threads dealing with the VA Tech situation have either been (a) rigged to not accept any comments, or (b) allowed only a token few, inoffensive comments to actually be posted. I've documented this extensively, above, and will not waste my time proving in detail the crushing of "freedom of speech" at HuffPost, so I'll only provide the thread-links:
(Monday, April 16): One Killed In VA Tech Shooting (thread open to comments for 90 minutes, then offensive comments scrubbed and shut down)But leave it to the seething leftist HuffPosters to find another way to vent their hatred of the right of self-defense, of the NRA, of President Bush, of all non-leftists, and of course, worshipping the foreign nations that have assailed America over our "gun culture" --- on other threads having nothing to do with VA Tech:
(Tuesday, April 17): VA Tech President Confirms Gunman Was A Student (thread open for 9 minutes; HuffPost didn't even bother to scrub offensive comments, just shut it down)
(Wednesday, April 18): Gunman Accused Of Stalking Female Students In 2005 (thread open for 3 minutes, then shut down)
Here, here, here and throughout the rest of the "peaceful, tolerant, inclusive, diverse, patriotic and enlightened" legion that comment on "news and opinion" items at the HuffingtonPost. Oh, right, I forgot --- and the advocates of "freedom of speech."
UPDATE MAY 8: NOW, HUFFPOST NOT ALLOWING ANY COMMENTS ON HAMAS PROPAGANDA STORY
Isn't that sweet. After the stellar amount of seething loonbatted hate and jihad-appeasement at HuffPost that I documented here, it seems they may be wisening up, and just shutting down threads before the hate-crowd infests them.
But isn't Queen Arianna getting just a little bit paranoid when she shuts down a thread that one would expect would generate unanimous outrage --- such as this one, in which the Palestinian Islamist terror group Hamas has now co-opted America's beloved Mickey Mouse to deliver vicious anti-Jew, Islam-will-take-over-the-world hate incitement among children?
Little Green Footballs has the thread here.
Ooooohhhhhh wait, I forgot: There are no Jew-haters at HuffPost. No, no, no. None whatsoever. All the Jew-hating posts that I've documented here and here, those are all... well, according to the leftist intelligentsia, they are all part of a vast right-wing conspiracy. Uh-huh.
The seething left, silenced by one of their own leaders. Leftism can't be any other way.
UPDATE, MAY 10: THE "MMDI" GOES LIVE TO STOP ANY COMMENTS ON AL SHARPTON'S LATEST DIVISIVE RANT
Ah, yes. Put up a post that bashes President Bush, VP Cheney or anything non-leftist, and the hate, hysteria and propaganda flies like monkey-excrement at HuffPost. But put up a headline describing Al Sharpton's latest divisive rant --- this time concerning religion --- and the MMDI goes into effect; no comments are allowed. This is especially interesting, given that as noted here, the HuffPost has taken down the only thread dealing with the domestic jihadists' planned assault on Ft. Dix (see Update May 8-9, here).
For those who aren't aware of it, here's what the Reverend Al said:
"As for the one Mormon running for office, those that really believe in God will
defeat him anyway, so don't worry about that."
And here's the thread on HuffPost, which hasn't accepted comments on this outrageous comment by Sharpton since it was put up.
I see. Well, I'm starting to detect a pattern here. If the thread title would in any way incite the loonbatted leftists to engage their hatred to defend the indefensible, especially if it in any way relates to non-leftist blacks, or Islamists, well, HuffPost just shuts the thread down to comments. How conveeeeennnnnniiiiiieennnttttt.... eh? But perfectly in synch with their Stalinist-like thirst to control thoughts and perceptions.
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