In response to CiF commenters’ complaints that their remarks accusing Israel of practicing apartheid had been deleted by CiF moderators, a commenter named “iamid” aptly pointed out (in “Architects against Israeli occupation“, CiF, Oct 4):
If this CiF moderation trend continues, perhaps Ben White’s Guardian gig will finally end, and the vicious anti-Israel activist will again have the freedom of penning completely unrestrained anti-Semitic invectives at the radical end of the anti-Zionist spectrum, such as Counterpunch. A boy can hope, can’t he?
(Alas, my dreams of a more enlightened CiF moderation policy was, indeed, a pipe dream. “iamid’s” comment not only was deleted, but has subsequently disappeared completely.)