Guardian

Why was this deleted?


Below the CiF essay by Seth Freedman, The Second Intifada: 10 years on, Oct. 1, there was this comment suggesting support of the Palestinian “right of return”:

Which produced this quite reasonable reply:

 

Yet, the Guardian moderators would have none of it:

Can someone please tell me what was even remotely offensive – or inappropriate – about epidermoid’s comment?

6 replies »

  1. There’s a Twitter and Facebook conference on “War by Other Means” (#WBOM) on Twitter.

    This is just a snippet. “GS” is Steinberg.

    #WBOM Gerald Steinberg: NGOs are engines that drive process of demonization of #Israel. From HRW to Guardian and then to Goldstone Report.

    #WBOM GS: Some authors of Goldstone Report came from NGO community.

    #WBOM Gerald Steinberg: Many donors to NGOS are embarrassed by what is done with their funds.

    You can also follow our conference ‘War by Other Means’ on Facebook facebook.com/cameraorg

    (Going on now.)

    Relevant, I hope.

  2. In the Guardian, it is verboten to criticize the Palestinians or to suggest they are anything other than helpless victims.

    The narrative must be completely one-sided, and any deviations must be ruthlessly eliminated by the thought-police. After all, the truth might undo Rusbridger’s years of patient propaganda.

  3. epidermoid is implying that a) no Palestinian civilians were forced to flee and b) that Palestinian civilians “attacked the Jews.”

    Personally I’d have left the comment up, however.

  4. Pretzelberg,

    “epidermoid is implying that a) no Palestinian civilians were forced to flee and b) that Palestinian civilians “attacked the Jews.””

    epidermoid is:

    a) around 99% right
    b) a 100% right

    You’re the one who is implying that epidermoid is wrong. But then again, after you called MEMRI (which translates Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashtu and Turkish material from ALL sides of the political spectrum) “pro-settler”, I understood that you have a certain bias regarding facts on the I/P conflict.