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Sunday, November 20, 2016
A spectre is haunting Europe—the spectre of censorship
German Times, Leftist Media & Totalitarian State (Post-Trump Trauma)[Warning. This is about colluded and corrupt state media and censorship. Strong language. Reader discretion is advised.]
BERLIN (The East-West Writer) – Freedom of expression? Not in Germany! Freedom of the press, not for the people! Die ZEIT [Times], the Merkel regime’s state-of-the-art propaganda flagship, doesn’t take chances with yo readers’ critical comments. You say something that doesn’t rhyme with the status quo, they’ll delete your dissent on sight.
Everyone has the right to freely express and disseminate their opinions in words, texts and images […] There is no censorship. –Art. 5, §1, First sentence, German Basic Law
Creating critique-free spaces
Here is a list of often completely arbitrary censorship reasons (to their credit, they give some), colder than the inquisition in Hammer of the Witches:
Deleted. Please refrain from generalizations. The editors / ja
Deleted. Please formulate your criticism objectively and respectfully. The editors / ja
Deleted. Please refer to the article’s topic. The editors / ur
Deleted. Please argue without unnecessary polemics. The editors / ee
Deleted. Please refrain from submitting any unsupported information. The editors / ee
Deleted. Please support your statement with sources and do not engage in any general defamation and accusations. The editors / ee
Deleted. Please refrain from excessive polemics. The editors / rg
Deleted. Please provide your statement with sources. The editors / ee
Deleted. Please refrain from assumptions. The editors / ja
And these are just a few of many deletions taken from just one article (!) about the ‘state of emergency in France’. Censorship takes place in all comment sections. We are talking about thousands of deletions, every day. For this kind of thought policing, the paper needs many, many censors (ja, ur, ee, rg … are name abbreviation).