Tuesday, March 24, 2009

3/23/09: HuffPost Users: "Hey, Let's Commit Murder!!!" (HuffPost: "Approved!!!")



Needless to say, user comments containing explicit urgings or threats of violence against anyone are prohibited on pretty much every blogsite... including HuffPost.

While HuffPost continues to remove the comments from/fast-ban the accounts of non-violating users who dare to challenge its resident "gang" of radical leftists, it continues to review, approve and publish
the inflammatory rantings* of users such as "KQuarksSuperKollider."
(*Note: See this user's "HEIL HITLER" ASCII "artwork," which HuffPost reviewed, approved and published, here, four days earlier, on March 19)

Specifically, this evening HuffPost reviewed, approved and decided to publish
"KQuarksSuperKollider's" urgings to his/her fellow maniacs to murder bankers and media people --- right on its top news thread ---
Shamed: 15 Of 20 Top AIG Bonus Recipients Returned The Money.

As is documented in the screen shots below, while 47 other comments were "pending" (awaiting HuffPost's review, and approval --- or rejection), HuffPost decided to allow this one to be posted:
KQuarksSuperKollider See Profile I'm a Fan of KQuarksSuperKollider I'm a fan of this user permalink

We need to disembowel the bankers.

We need to castrate the CEOs.

We need to lynch the hedge fund managers.

We need to draw and quarter the CNBC crew.

Reply Favorite Flag as abusive Posted 11:30 PM on 03/23/2009

Might this have something to do with the ongoing, prevalent allegations among HuffPost users that America's financial system, media and other institutions are dominated and controlled by Jews, for nefarious purposes (of course)? Might there be a tie-in between the above, and this user's "HEIL HITLER" ASCII "artwork," here?

The Huff-Watch operative who observed the above post repeatedly slammed the "Flag As Abusive" button beneath this comment, but this accomplished nothing.

As is shown below, HuffPost has only reviewed, approved and decided to publish 14,487 comments from "KQuarksSuperKollider" since April 2008 (shortly after it began pre-moderating al user comments on its entire site). It makes one wonder: How many gems like this will HuffPost will continue to approve --- before another raging leftist actually takes him/her up on his urgings, and it ends up in a totally preventable tragedy?

Urging the murder of others over the Internet is not only a violation of federal law, it's also a violation of HuffPost's Terms of Service & User Agreement. Part 3, clause (iii) states that by accepting these TOS, the user agrees that he/she will not:
"submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate"

But as has been documented in enormous detail by Huff-Watch, it all depends on which type of user is commits this act:
If you are a radical leftist, HuffPost not only routinely approves and publishes your urgings for the murder of others, up to and including protectees of the U.S. Secret Service. It may well repeatedly reinstate your account after it has temporarily "banned" you. An incident with exactly these dynamics is documented in summary here, and in detail, here.

however, you are a non-leftist (let alone an anti-leftist!), and you dare to even voice opinions with which HuffPost's resident "gang" of raging leftists disagree --- or return their vicious, personal attacks --- HuffPost approves and publishes their threats that you're about to be banned --- and in many/most cases, HuffPost dutifully honors this request.


UPDATE 1 --- March 29, 2009: "Hey, I've got the swords to commit these murders!!" (HuffPost: "Approved!!!")

Soon after completing the above, along came an even escalated continuation. Turns out "KQuarksSuperKollider" claims he has swords with which to execute those whom he claims deserve it. Who could have predicted that?

One thing we could predict, however, is that HuffPost would continue to review, approve and decide to publish his threats, right on its top news thread at the time:
"News" thread title:
Shamed: 15 Of 20 Top AIG Bonus Recipients Returned The Money

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We should cut of the hands of the thieving bankers.

We should send the CEOs to the tribal areas of Afghanistan.

We should dismember the hedge fund managers.

We should make everyone at CNBC watch the Daily Show with Jon Steward on a constant loop.

Reply Favorite Flag as abusive Posted 12:09 AM on 03/24/2009

(reply to above)
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I will ship my machete, someone else can do the cho pping
Reply Favorite Flag as abusive Posted 12:12 AM on 03/24/2009

(reply to above)
KQuarksSuperKollider See Profile I'm a Fan of KQuarksSuperKollider I'm a fan of this user permalink
"I will ship my machete, someone else can do the cho pping"

We have a dozen swords in the house don't bother.

My wife and I are history buffs and like to collect thinks.

By personal favorite is the gladius the Roman soldiers and gladiators sword. It's a nasty little broad bladed sword but very effective. My second favorite is the French rapier. But of course the best sword of all time is the samurai sword.

Reply Favorite Flag as abusive Posted 12:31 AM on 03/24/2009

All this occurred right on HuffPost's top thread, where the overwhelming majority of its user commenting activity occurs --- and where the eyeballs of its crack army of (at least) 18 round-the-clock moderators (see Section 5, here) are focused at any given time.

This is evidenced, among other verifiable facts, given how HuffPost protects the most egregious violators of its policies, and removes the comments from/bans non-violating users who dare to express dissenting opinions, and about whom HuffPost's raging leftists complain (here).


UPDATE 2 --- April 1, 2009: "KQuarkSuperKollider" admitted on another site that no matter what he does at HuffPost, he "can't get banned even once"

On April 1, 2009, at another blogsite ("FreeRangeTalk," which his "friends" created as a refuge from what they claim is HuffPost's unfairness), "KQuarkSuperKollider" claimed that no matter what he does, he can't even get banned once at HuffPost:

Given HuffPost's long history of protecting and enabling the most egregious, pathological violators of its comment policies and terms of service --- while censoring and banning non-violating users who dare to voice dissenting political opinions, or to challenge or mock them --- the fact that it would not ban him, even after all the above, is not surprising.


UPDATE 3 --- July 6, 2009: HuffPost "banned" "KQuarkSuperKollider" --- but allowed him to continue as "KQuark"

At some point during April or May 2009, HuffPost did "ban" "KQuarkSuperKollider."

Yet as in so many other cases, it allowed him to continue posting under another screen name, "KQuark," apparently his original screen name (as it was created in December 2006).

We weren't made aware of this fact until July 6, 2009, at which time HuffPost had permitted him to post 6,803 comments:


UPDATE 4 --- Oct. 26, 2009: On another site, "KQuark" admitted that HuffPost rejects
(via pre-moderation) or removes (after the fact) about half of his comments

By October 26, 2009, HuffPost had
reviewed, approved and decided to publish more than 5,000 additional comments by "KQuark," as his comment profile then showed a total of 11, 889 comments:

But even that's not the whole, sordid story of another instance in which HuffPost continuously enables the most egregious violators of its Comment Policy, while fast-banning others who stand up to them.

On October 25, 2009, at another blogsite that "KQuark" posts at, "PlanetPOV," he even admitted on this article that HuffPost refuses to publish 50% of the comments he submits, or removes them after-the-fact:

This is further proof of a core allegation here at Huff-Watch: that despite its denials elsewhere, HuffPost does, in fact, "pre-moderate" all user comments on news threads --- meaning that the only comments that appear are those that it has reviewed, approved and decided to publish.

The context of the above post is particularly interesting.

As is documented in Addendum 5,
here, HuffPost had recently re-banned one of his "friends," "kevenseven," among the most notorious violators of HuffPost's polices and terms of service, for the (estimated) fifteenth time. (Note: In April 2008, HuffPost allowed "kevenseven" to openly admit that he'd been interviewed in his home by the U.S. Secret Service for his threats and urgings of violence against its protectees, on HuffPost --- yet it continued to enable and protect him until but a few days earlier.)

"KQuark" wrote the post apparently to express some sort of sympathy and solidarity with "kevenseven," as if to validate the legitimacy of his allegations against HuffPost.
Ironically, his post also ended up helping Huff-Watch to prove the legitimacy of ours.

Also see:

HuffPost's protection of the most egregious violators of its "policies" --- and its banning of non-violators --- often on a minute-to-minute basis

April '08-present: User boasts about in-home interview by Secret Service re his threats against Bush on HuffPost (HuffPost: "Approved!!," protected!!)

4/12/09: HuffPost Users: "Hey, Let's Murder Bankers!!!" (HuffPost: "Approved!!!")

5/2/09: HuffPost users: "Hey, someone should murder President Bush!!!" (HuffPost: "Approved!!!")


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