doctorow at March 30th, 2014 09:00 — #1
gilbertwham at March 30th, 2014 09:05 — #2
IT'S JUST ONE BAD APPLE! Honestly, every time there's a story about corruption, it's like this...
dan_tobias at March 30th, 2014 09:33 — #3
Once you've got a censorship apparatus, people will find all sorts of creative uses for it.
the_borderer at March 30th, 2014 09:47 — #4
They are hoping that people don't remember the saying is 'one bad apple spoils the lot'.
I'm surprised people even mention it as it explains a lot about business, government and the police.
newliminted at March 30th, 2014 09:48 — #5
I guess they didn't bring on a new censor to censor this story to avoid national embarrassment.
intheriggen at March 30th, 2014 10:11 — #6
Odd. Boingboing certainly has no problem censoring comments that don't agree with its leftist socialist progressive agenda, even when they amount to simple disagreement. Much hypocrisy here.
the_borderer at March 30th, 2014 10:17 — #7
Which comment did you have censored in the 7 minutes between joining and this comment?
gilbertwham at March 30th, 2014 10:24 — #8
That is entirely untrue. There are plenty of folks on here who are far from 'leftist socialist progressives'. Know what they're not? Assholes. Which is why you can read every comment they've ever left on here, as you can those who have (respectfully) disagreed with them.
TL;DR: Haddaway and shite, man.
space_monkey at March 30th, 2014 10:30 — #9
You sound like you must have acted like an asshole. I've left plenty of comments here disagreeing with basic premises of some of the editors that haven't gotten deleted, and a few that have. The ones that have gotten deleted, by and large, when I've looked at them again, I've been glad they took it upon themselves to prevent me from making a fool out of myself by acting like an asshole in public. Maybe you should take a closer look at your deleted comments.
space_monkey at March 30th, 2014 10:31 — #10
As the joke in China goes: He was actually arrested for not taking in enough in bribes to pay off the people above him.
cinemaveritex at March 30th, 2014 12:02 — #11
So this person is being prosecuted for simply doing his job?
gilbertwham at March 30th, 2014 12:05 — #12
Such inefficiency should not go unpunished.
drew_g at March 30th, 2014 17:48 — #13
teapot at March 30th, 2014 22:59 — #14
Awwwww butthurt idiot is butthurt.
I'm mean and rude and I disagree with the original post frequently. I've been commenting on here for years and years and the only time I got banned was when I (jokingly) made a dupe account of antinous to troll him about sock puppets and dupe accounts. I emailed him and was unbanned instantly.
The only comments that get censored are: off-topic, abusive, sexist, racist, discriminatory, etc. There's rules here and if you don't like them you can simply take your pathetic hang-ups and fuck right off. The internet is not a democracy and we don't have to listen to your stupid opinion here. Just keep complaining, shit-for-brains... it's going great so far.
bahahahahaha... was this you @Falcor ? I commend the duration of the ban
ffabian at March 31st, 2014 04:24 — #15
If Antinous were still at the helm I would've agreed with him. He deleted quite a few posts of mine because I disagreed with him or had an unpopular argument.
howaboutthis at March 31st, 2014 08:45 — #16
That's pretty much the way it is with any authoritarian tool. Regardless of original intentions, if it can be abused then it will be abused.
ratel at March 31st, 2014 11:11 — #17
Nobody's commenting on the fact that they are actually prosecuting him. Here he'd be promoted to "new anchor".
teapot at March 31st, 2014 18:46 — #18
I think he did a damn good job herding the trolls and firestorms that happened here during his time. It's not like he and I always agreed either.
doctorow at April 4th, 2014 09:00 — #19
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