Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Huffington Post Censures Investigative Reporter

Los Angeles, California - One of the most respected investigative reporters in the world, Virt of Assimilated Press, found out today that he has been banned from The Huffington Post. No reason was given and there was no warning or indication of this radical move on the part of The Huffington Post to stifle debate on the Internet. Shocked by this Soviet style behavior, Assimilated Press conducted an examination of Virt's postings to The Huffington Post which showed that he has not engaged in profanity or flaming which makes this particular move on their part both mysterious and troubling.

Sources at The Huffington Post have told Assimilated Press that higher-ups in the organization were feeling a great deal of pressure from many of the sacred cows that Virt has skewered over the past few months and decided that censuring his voice would be preferable to having to displease so many powerful people. These sources also said that The Huffington Post has concocted a cover story in order to deflect the harsh criticism that will result from this action to silence the voice of dissent. They will say that Virt was engaged in blogwhoring for simply including links to important breaking stories. This is certainly hypocritical as a fact check has shown that many people who post or comment at The Huffington Post are selling or promoting something, including the beautiful and talented Arianna Huffington.

Assimilated Press hopes that The Huffington Post will see the error of their ways and will not follow the old Soviet Union style of information management but will instead open their windows so that the sun can shine in and Virt's voice can once again be heard at The Huffington Post.

17 Comments:

Anonymous DolphinSpeaks said...

Wow! This sucks! I hope Arianna didn't have anything to do with this!

9:12 PM  
Anonymous iDorothy said...

Huffington used to be a good place. Maybe it was a mistake.

11:13 PM  
Blogger The Xsociate said...

Petition time!

2:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd say it was the fact that you made a self-serving comment in every single post on the Huffington Post site that was clearly just a free plug for Assimilated Press. Often your "comments" were not even relavent to the issue of that particular blog. There were just a cheap plug for Assimilated Press. I love Assimilated Press, but come on, you were a little over the top with the plugs. And yes, others do it, but Virt seemed to spend his every waking minute making sure there was a plug for Assimilated Press in every comments list. Enough already. As for the "Soviet Union style of information mangement" comment, you guys need to take a deep breath and get a grip. You got annoying and they cut you off - get a clue.

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Shasta Blue said...

Seems to me that "annoying" shouldn't be a criteria for being banned. However, if that's the case then Huffington Post should have a clear policy of what constitutes "annoying" and enforce it uniformly. I've always liked Huffington Post and would have thought they would be more fair.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Lwayno said...

VERT IS A VILE AND WICKED PERSON!
He/she had to be banned from Huffington Post,when Vert reported that "The Goddess" had a tummy-tuck and and skin-peel and a hair arrangement done by" The Donald", that was just way out of line!
As any fool can tell. satire is the lowest form of humor!
"PRETTY IS AS PRETTY DOES"

12:36 AM  
Blogger Lwayno said...

I too, have been banned from posting on the Huffington Post!
It happened when I asked "The Goddess", Arianna , to do a story on the murder of a fellow Greek national, Konstantino "Gus" Boulis!
Next thing I knew, there was a total bann on all my postings!No reasor given, no response from Huffington! CHECK IT OUT:KEYWORDS:
Jack Abramoff, Adam Kidan,Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello, Rep.Bob Ney,R-Ohio, Gus Boulis Murder Case, Sun-Cruz Casino Gambling Ships
Lwayno, disabled vet

2:12 AM  
Anonymous Shasta Blue said...

I'd say it was Huffington Post's loss.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Doc said...

Seems that Virt isn't the only one. I've been recently banned for... being conservative?

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was banned because I suggested that the huffington post was biased in its support of Obama over Clinton - always publishing the ugliest pics and so forth. And I'm a liberal and had made many liberal posts before. So I was banned, not for bad language, but for questioning their editorial path. For real.

9:23 PM  
Blogger FrustratedDemInNH said...

I was banned, too, for similar reasons. Don't toe the party line, don't get to post. Sure sounds like Amerika to me.

Here is my site. http://bannedonhuffpo.blogspot.com

6:39 PM  
Blogger Pandu das said...

I was banned apparently for maintaining that the Vedic view of karma and reincarnation means that we have caused our own difficulties and cannot blame them on God or anyone else.

7:12 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

I supported Obama and was critical of the war in Iraq and got banned. My guess is that they ban some folks for entirely random reasons to avoid seeming biased.

12:32 PM  
Blogger FrustratedDemInNH said...

Anyone who has posted more than a few times on Huffpo understands that censorship and thought control are business as usual there. I have been banned several times simply because I disagreed with the party line. Soviet style mind control is alive and well at Huffpo.

8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was banned once... scratched head and then realised... hah hah,. I said sarah palin should have been bagged just like the clothes the rnc paid for and dumped...

NOW, under a new ID... NONE of my comments are approved...

and they are pretty LAME...

HUFFPO SUX! censorship to the THIRD REICH!

2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rofl:

This is a GOOD one... Queen A cant even write a FIVE word acceptance speech for the ~Webby Awards~ she needs our help...

Here's mine... Pending approval OF COURSE...




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we Censor Comments arbitrarily

No Free Press Here

We Copy & Paste Others' Work

Journalism? What is THAT?

Medias Lil Hilter Lives Here

Freedom of Speech? Not HERE

2Dum2 Write My Own AwardSpeech

We promote censorship

Interesting Comments? NO thanks

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Case in point...


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Right On...

5:37 PM  

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