Does NewBusters Forum suppress unpopular opinions?
A popular quote, usually used by liberals is: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it". I usually agree with this quote and it is the cornerstone of political free speech in our country.
Lately I have noticed that President Obama, Democratic lawmakers and the sympathetic media are discrediting, ridiculing and demonizing those who they disagree with, in an effort to suppress, discredit and silence opposing thoughts. Popular targets are Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and FOX News.
They often take comments out of context, or distort and fabricate the words of their adversaries, in an effort to discredit them. Sometimes the mainstream media ignores important news stories that are uncovered by their political adversaries. Such stories include the ARORN Scandal and the radical and Marxist background of some of the president's Czars. In the end, they often label their opponents as racists, bigots, homophobes, sexists, warmongers, haters and greedy people.
These attacks are usually based on emotion rather than substance or reason. They are intended to stir up derision and isolate the target for ridicule, as described in Saul Alinsky's book "Rules For Radicals". This tactic is meant to suppress the opposition's views by discrediting the spokesmen and making them unworthy and irrelevant. This tactic is used when they can not compete in honest debate, so they try to remove the ideas of their opposition through intimidation and ridicule. By discrediting their opposition, they never have to discuss the substance of their adversaries argument.
NewsBuster (the blog) does an excellent job of uncovering these tactics and exposing them in their well researched and documented articles. However, it seems that NewsBusters (the forum) has actually used these Alinsky tactics against me.
I recently wrote an article and posted it in this forum entitled: " Blacks Are the Most Dangerous Cultural Group in America. Why is This Obvious Truth Ignored, Justified or Excused? ".
I intended to spur a substantive discussion about this highly politically incorrect topic that I am very passionate about. Instead I was insulted, ridiculed, reported and my post was deleted. It was suggested that I be banned from this forum. Not one substantive opposing view was posted. I was called creepy, disgusting, bigoted and sexist. I was also admonished for misspelling a word, however not one comment challenged the ideas written in my post with substance or reason. I challenged my detractors to provide with a substantive argument or proof of my bigotry. Then my blog was deleted, it was gone.
I would expect this kind of treatment From Keith Olbermann on MSNBC, but I thought that NewsBusters was above these Alinsky tactics that are intended to silence opposing views though ridicule. I thought that NewsBusters would offer me a forum to have a substantive discussion. I was disappointed to find out that I was wrong.