Continued from summary of "HumeSkeptic," here, and detailed analysis here.
Background: Since 2005, HuffPost has permitted this radical leftist to post nearly 90,000 comments under the same screen name. It allows him to essentially "lives" at the site from 8-12 hours a day, nearly every day. His trademarks are viciously attacking any user who disagrees with his opinions, often with extreme vulgarity; anti-U.S. military and anti-Israeli propaganda; and the use of religious and racial slurs. Examples:"Go blow your priest and let him blow you, you fucking pervert. Aren't you embarrassed that you exist? Aren't you ashamed that you call your innocent daughter a "little cunt", you sorry excuse for a human being? And you dare talk to us about your morality and scriptures? Take your scriptures and stuff them up your priest's ass next time you visit your Church for your orgies with kids, you sick pervert. [...] Go back and masturbate in your Church where your Christian morality begins and ends. You should be embarrassed you exist, you slithery creep."HuffPost routinely bans users who dare to speak out against him, often within minutes.
"Are you done f*cking your mother, or are you just taking a break?"
He makes no secret of the fact that he has direct, friendly communication with HuffPost management. He's even publicly posted emails to him from HuffPost in which it apologized to him for technical glitches that prevented comments from him that it had "approved" from appearing.
Summary: This mini-report focuses on three instances in which HuffPost banned users who called out and objected to "HumeSkeptic's" racism.
Yet as is shown in The "MirrorMirror" Test, when the shoe was on the other foot --- and a conservative reworded racist statements like "HumeSkeptic's" to be applied to other, protected political figures --- HuffPost censored, then fast-banned the user.
Note: HuffPost's comment policy explicitly states that the site prohibits slurs based on race, religion and sexual preference.
7/25/09: HuffPost's enabling and protection of "HumeSkeptic's" racism --- and its banning of another user for calling him out on it
On July 25, 2009, Gov. Sarah Palin held her annual picnic in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, at which an estimated 1,000 of her supporters were in attendance. This event occurred one day before she resigned her office.
HuffPost had this story as the splash headline on its main page for the entire day:
Palin's Annual Picnic In Hometown Draws Big Crowd
The story was prominently positioned, similar to this one, which HuffPost ran two days later (July 27):
As an original comment (not in reply to another), HuffPost allowed "HumeSkeptic" to post the following racist comment --- and reply to another user's calling him out on it:
[Sarah Palin is] White tr@sh.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/25/palins-annual-picnic-in-h_n_244820.html?show_comment_id=27730309#comment_27730309MartinEden22 I'm a Fan of MartinEden22 permalink
Flagged as r@cist.
Reply Favorite Flag as abusive Posted 12:44 PM on 07/25/2009HumeSkeptic I'm a Fan of HumeSkeptic permalink
Bite me, White tr@sh.
Reply Favorite Flag as abusive Posted 12:47 PM on 07/25/2009MartinEden22 I'm a Fan of MartinEden22 permalink
flagged as r@cist
Reply Favorite Flag as abusive Posted 12:52 PM on 07/25/2009
Shortly after this exchange, HuffPost banned "MartinEden22," apparently for daring to object to HumeSkeptic's explicit racism.
8/10/09 - 8/13/09: HuffPost's enabling and protection of "HumeSkeptic's" racism --- and its banning of other users for calling him out on it
For several weeks, HuffPost had been allowing "HumeSkeptic" to claim that he wanted to dye his skin black so people would never assume he is Republican. Conservative users objected to this racism --- and HuffPost banned a fair number of them for daring to speak out against him.
On August 10 & 13, two users, "HuguesdePayens" and "1 20 13" dared to speak out against "HumeSkeptic's" racism. HuffPost banned both users, while leaving "HumeSkeptic" free to continue his pathological violations of its Comment Policy.
There goes my plan for becoming black, so I'm not mistakenly identified as a f*ck!ng Republican.
Posted 10:28 PM on 08/10/2009HuguesdePayens
Drop trou and no one is going to buy your story anyway.
Posted 10:29 PM on 08/10/2009
Soon thereafter, HuffPost removed all the comments posted by "HuguesdePayens" and blocked the account --- but left "HumeSkpetic" free to continue.
Another user, "1_20_2013," then challenged "HumeSkeptic's" racism:
kesmarn I'm a Fan of kesmarn 15 fans permalink
1 20 2013
HumeSkeptic Tiff: There goes my plan for becoming black, so I'm not mistakenly identified as a f*ck!ng Republican.
So the only good blacks are Democrats? I'd like to introduce you to a black conservative bouncer I know. I'm sure he'd be happy to hear your theory.
Posted 10:34 PM on 08/10/2009ThunderclapNewman I'm a Fan of ThunderclapNewman 446 fans permalink
You have no sense of humor at all.
Reply Favorite Flag as abusive Posted 10:36 PM on 08/10/20091 20 2013 I'm a Fan of 1 20 2013 9 fans permalink
I don't like r@cism. I speak out against it. No humor is involved or desired. You tolerate it. Very sad.
Reply Favorite Flag as abusive Posted 10:43 PM on 08/10/2009
A black man who bounces conservatives? Tell him to sign up at HP. Love to hear from him.
Reply Favorite Flag as abusive Posted 10:38 PM on 08/10/2009
1 20 2013 I'm a Fan of 1 20 2013 9 fans permalinkHumeSkeptic I'm a Fan of HumeSkeptic 1093 fans permalink
No, I'm pretty sure he'd like to meet a real tough keyboard r@cist like HumeSkeptic in person. My bouncer friend is also a big fan of Ronald Reagan. Skeptic says he makes it a point of pis-sing on his grave. I suggested if he's so tough, he go up to a living Republican and try that. Like me. He won't answer that one. I think my friend would have a lot to discuss with Skeptic.
Reply Favorite Flag as abusive Posted 10:47 PM on 08/10/2009
Why do du-mb people like you like violence so much?
Reply Favorite Flag as abusive Posted 10:44 PM on 08/10/2009
1 20 2013 I'm a Fan of 1 20 2013 9 fans permalink
What viol-ence? I suggested a heart-to-heart discussion. Why do r@cists like you think it's ok to demean an entire r@ce for your political hatred?
Reply Favorite Flag as abusive Posted 10:53 PM on 08/10/2009
Over the following days, HuffPost continued to allow "HumeSkeptic" to post his comment about how blacks cannot be Republicans. As time permitted, "1 20 13" continued to call him out on it, and offer to arrange a face-t0-face meeting with a black conservative ex-bouncer, so "HumeSkeptic" can explain his theory to his face.
In the exchange below, "HumeSkeptic" saw an on-topic political comment made by "1 20 13" and resumed his pathological insult --- which HuffPost had forbidden him to use (here, here) --- that he wants to get drunk and urinate on the grave of Ronald Reagan. In reply, "1 20 13" again challenged "HumeSkeptic" to put up or shut up on his beliefs re why blacks can only be liberals:
Soon thereafter, HuffPost banned "1_20_2013" --- but left "HumeSkeptic" free to continue his racist rants.
Yet as of April 2010 --- after all of "HumeSkeptic's" pathological violations of its comment policies --- HuffPost had permitted him to post nearly 90,000 comments:
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