Bronshtein wrote:This hurts me beyond the telling to say, but USAFwilly has a point.
When we meekly allow four or five private companies who control access to world news to censor alternative opinions, we are in big fucking trouble.
I think you're wrong on this.
You used an important word: PRIVATE.
News for you - this is the 21st century, not 19th. One word: internet.
News and information is more democratic than it ever has been.
I don't see why a PRIVATE company should allow people who break its rules. If you owned a shop and someone kept coming in and nicking stuff you'd soon tell them to fuck off.
If a private company doesn't want someone coming along and saying X, Y, or Z then that person is NOT being silenced. They can go off and start their own website and make whatever claims they want.
No one is controlling access to world news or censoring alternative opinions. That's hyperbole on your part.
Have a look on the internet - there's a wealth of bullshit and opinions on it where anyone can opine to their heart's content.
And they do.
You need to remind yourself that you are not George Orwell and this is not the 1940s any more, because you seem to think it is.