Saturday, March 21, 2009

Left-wing blogger Andy Ostroy re-institutes free speech on his blog, then censors my comment despite not violating any rules

Ostroy lifts comment moderation on his blog, then deletes my comment, lies and calls it “inflammatory” and “antagonistic”. Does not tell his readers he has been ignoring the fact that Rahm Emanuel's father was a terrorist

by Larry Simons
March 21, 2009

Left-wing blogger and fraud Andy Ostroy has now proven to me beyond a shadow of a doubt that he cannot handle the same rightly-deserved criticism that he dishes out to other media figures and politicians on his blog The Ostroy Report.

As far back as early November 2008, when Rahm Emanuel was appointed to Chief of Staff by President Obama, I had been sending Ostroy posts every so often (maybe 5 or 6) about the fact that Rahm Emanuel’s father, Benjamin, was in a terrorist militant group called Irgun in the late 1940’s. The Irgun was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Palestinian civilians by bombing houses, hotels and villages. I wanted Ostroy to address this since it was now his guy in the White House. I wanted to see if Ostroy had the integrity enough to hold his own party’s feet to the fire if the occasion warranted it.

In fact, in his own site’s header, it boasts, “we're not afraid to criticize our own when warranted.” If this story does not warrant it, what story does? Ostroy has not posted any of my comments since he had enabled comment moderation, so none of his readers even saw my posts.

Just yesterday (March 20), Ostroy joined the free speech club again and lifted his ban on moderating comments, so I wasted no time re-posting the ‘Rahm Emanuels’s father was a terrorist’ story here on his blog. This is what I wrote.

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Notice that the comment I left was at 7:02 P.M. and the previous post was left at 9:52 A.M. by an anonymous blogger.

When I logged back on roughly 9 hours later, I saw that my post had been deleted and Ostroy had this message for me:

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Notice on this screen shot that my 7:02 P.M. comment had been deleted and in its place was Andy Ostroy’s comment left at 9:49 P.M. and then I left another different comment at 4:46 A.M. shown in full here:

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What I found interesting is that on Thursday evening, Andy posted this message for his readers:

“This may come as a shocker, but this blog does not exist so that crazies can run up a hundred nasty, derisive comments every time I write something. There are thousands of people who read and appreciate what I write here and on Huffington--whether they agree with me or not--and my priorities are not with the few kooks who insist on hijacking the message board and doing viscious battle with each other every 5 minutes. Those of you who write vile, racist, anti-semetic things--or horribly cruel things about the dead--have no place here. Being able to comment on my blog is a priviledge, not a right. Perhaps I will soon lift the moderating and see what happens. If you all behave yourselves, then fine. But we'll switch right back to comment moderating the second I see the same sort of juvenile nonsense that took over this board before. It's all up to you, not me.”

Then, early Friday morning (after Ostroy apparently had a dream about how cool it would be if he actually took advantage of The Bill of Rights) he posted this message:

“Comment moderation has been lifted. I am hereby trusting my mature, responsible readers to engage in civil debate. But again I warn, a return to the days of hate-fiiled nonsense will bring an instant return to comment moderation. Ball's in your court, gang.”

Then, of course, I posted the somewhat lengthy message seen above in screenshot 3. How interesting it was for me to take a stroll down 'The Ostroy Report posting lane' and find other comments by bloggers that actually did violate Ostroy’s aforementioned posting policy and yet their comments remained. Here are a few examples:

On a story Ostroy wrote on October 31, 2008, an anonymous writer said, “I will not miss Sarah Palin's dumb husband and her stupid kids: Blog, Flap, Bristol-Myers, Dune, Rug, and Blitzen.” Ostroy allowed this comment.

On a story Ostroy wrote on October 22, 2008, a blogger by the name of ‘bacci40’ said about another blogger, “i prayed to god that you get ass cancer and your brains fall out--you are an evil shit.” Ostroy allowed it.

On a story Ostroy wrote on November 7, 2008, a blogger by the name of Melissa said, “Now the freaks are buying up guns because they think Obama's gonna take them away. Sick fucks (can I use the F word?) If not you can replace it with anything that means ignorant, fearful, moron.” Ostroy allowed it.

On just the previous story before the AIG story, Ostroy called Dick Cheney “The Dick”. I found it funny and I laughed, but if Andy was to follow his own standards of decency as he lays out in his posting policy, would he call someone “The Dick”? I would like to think NOT.

The bottom line here is this: I do not violate any rules that Andy Ostroy lays out for his readers to follow. I post hard questions and actual facts that are hard for an Obama supporter to swallow. So, in Ostroy’s panic (in not being able to address my questions and facts) he is forced to the utilize the old, tiresome dodge, deflect and ignore tactic that I have run into so many times with would-be 9/11 debunkers.

Ostroy’s only option is to divert attention away from my post by, well, first of all deleting it, then by saying my comments are “inflammatory” and “antagonistic”. By deleting my comment and then using words like “inflammatory” to describe it, shows that Andy has no respect for his readers since he is intentionally providing them with the kind of editing and spin that would make O’ Reilly proud! His readers wake up the next day and see his comment, saying that my comment was “inflammatory”, yet they are deprived of seeing what I actually said. This is what true frauds are made of folks.

Another diversion tactic is to say that someone’s post is “off topic”. Who cares? As long as the subject of the post is not way off, threatening or completely childish, it shouldn’t matter what the comment says. If Ostroy posted a story about the Iraq war and my post talked about Sean Penn’s performance in Milk, then I could understand the “off-topic” defense. But to say someone is off-topic when they post facts about something that should be headlines on every newspaper in the country is downright disingenuous.

It’s the equivalent of me posting a story on my blog about gas prices and then the next morning we have a terrorist attack and the blogger makes a comment about the attack and I say, “Stay on topic or you’ll be banned, pal.” How ridiculous that would be, but that’s exactly what Ostroy does on his blog. For that reason, he is well on his way to being a 2009 Fraud of the Year nominee!


Ostroy has deleted the comment I posted in screen shot #3 above:

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This just shows you how afraid the left-wing is of cold hard facts. They love dishing it out when they are condemning others, but I have clearly showed that they go to great lengths to avoid answering the tough questions when it comes to members of their own party. I have proven that Andy Ostroy is a complete FRAUD.

I posted this comment this morning at 9:29 A.M.

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Stay tuned for the deletion!


Like clockwork, it was deleted, but the deletion did not come without a threat from Ostroy. He threatened to report me to depsite the fact that I have not violated one of Blogger's rules. Here was my post to Ostroy:

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"Here are some examples of content we will not remove unless provided with a court order:

 Personal attacks or alleged defamation
 Parody or satire of individuals
 Distasteful imagery or language
 Political or social commentary

This is what will ban people for:

PORNOGRAPHY AND OBSCENITY (I have not done this)

HATEFUL CONTENT: Users may not publish material that promotes hate toward groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity. (I have not done this)

VIOLENT CONTENT: Users may not publish direct threats of violence against any person or group of people. (I have not done this)

COPYRIGHT (I have not done this)


IMPERSONATION (I have not done this)

UNLAWFUL USE OF SERVICES (I have not done this)


There you have it. When the left-wing are faced with hard facts and questions, it's not enough that they just ignore you and censor you, they also threaten you even when you have not done one thing they accused you of.


Messianic Akratist said...

When someone's mind is made up, it's hard to confuse them with facts.

Anonymous said...

isnt he gay?