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My biggest motivation for creating my own blogs was to avoid the arbitrary censorship practiced by other blogs and various other Internet forums. Censorship will be avoided in my blogs -- there will be no deletion of comments, no closing of comment threads, no holding up of comments for moderation, and no commenter registration hassles. Comments containing nothing but insults and/or ad hominem attacks are discouraged. My non-response to a particular comment should not be interpreted as agreement, approval, or inability to answer.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Thought for the day

It is ironic that the people who make the "let them eat cake" argument that we don't need fairness doctrines for broadcasters and newspapers because people have the alternative of expressing themselves on the Internet are the same people who are in favor of allowing arbitrary censorship of visitors' comments on blogs and other Internet forums.

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Anonymous Bill Carter said...

> the "let them eat cake" argument <

There has not been any argument in any post on this blog that a rational person would call a "let them eat cake" argument. It seems that you don't understand this phrase any more than you do most of the things you attempt to comment on.

> the same people who are in favor of allowing arbitrary censorship of visitors' comments on blogs and other Internet forums. <

You never have given examples of arbitrary censorship. You have always been censored for cause.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 6:18:00 AM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

>>>>>> There has not been any argument in any post on this blog that a rational person would call a "let them eat cake" argument. It seems that you don't understand this phrase any more than you do most of the things you attempt to comment on. <<<<<<<

It is obvious what "let them eat cake" means, dunghill. It means offering or suggesting a non-existent or inferior alternative. You are always saying that I don't understand something without giving your interpretation. That doesn't look very cool.

>>>>>> You never have given examples of arbitrary censorship. <<<<<<

There was a recent news story that someone traveled 1300 miles to burn down the house of an Internet rival, and you don't believe that some bloggers take advantage of their power to arbitrarily censor visitors' comments. What a dodo.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 7:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Bill Carter said...

> It means offering or suggesting a non-existent or inferior alternative. <

But this is existent and superior.

> That doesn't look very cool. <

What an absurd statement!

>>>>>> You never have given examples of arbitrary censorship. <<<<<<

> There was a recent news story that someone traveled 1300 miles to burn down the house of an Internet rival <

Is that censorship?

> and you don't believe that some bloggers take advantage of their power to arbitrarily censor visitors' comments. <

But you have never been able to cite an example. What a dodo.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 7:58:00 PM  

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