Let’s Have Some Censorship Fun At Unity08!
For a time last week, Unity08 corporate management selectively removed Unity08 member Dave Farrar’s messages asking about lobbyist influence within Unity08. You can still see the debris of this selective removal as Farrar asks, “What’s happening with my posts to Alex? Please advise.”
When I noted Unity08 Vice President Bob Roth’s “kindly request that dissenting opinions about the movement be taken elsewhere,” VP Roth justified his not-very-civil actions with the claim that
The membership asked that particular individual to please keep his comments on track with the topic and to have his accusations removed.
But as an anonymous visitor to Irregular Times (a visitor who is not, according to IP address, David Farrar himself) quickly pointed out,
To say that â€œthe membershipâ€ asked to have the remarks removed is not at all accurate. Initially there were TWO individuals who asked to have the remarks removed. However several other members found the topic worthy of a four-page discussion, which those two individuals eventually joined.
If Mr. Roth did not tell the truth about something which is so easy to check up on, can we expect him to tell the truth about anything else in the less-than-transparent Unity08 organization?
Frankly, I found that hard to believe, so I went to check the Unity08 thread for myself. But it turns out our anonymous visitor is correct. Only two Unity08 members, Betty and Bill, asked for Dave Farrarâ€™s comments to be removed.
Now, there are two possibilities here. The first possibility is that Unity08 didn’t remove the comments because they received requests from two people, but did it for other reasons instead. The second possibility is that Bob Roth being truthful, and you can indeed get posts removed from Unity08 if just two Unity08 members ask. The first possibility assumes Bob Roth is fibbing, and that’s not nice, so let’s go with the second possibility, shall we? That seems to set a precedent. Oh me, oh my! I love precedents. Let’s have some fun.
Are there any Unity08 members out there who would like to have Unity08 VP Bob Roth’s posts removed from the Unity08 message boards? If so, post your request here, including your Unity08 user name.
If we get two Unity08 members who would like to request the removal of Unity08 VP Bob Roth’s posts from Unity08.com, I’ll write an e-mail message to Unity08 sending on the censorship request of its members.
What do you think will happen?