Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Israel Protests Spawn Mixed Messages

The Huffington Posts' second article about the protests in Israel has soared to over a thousand comments, placing it above such other stories as worsening Afghani violence and riots in North London. We'll intro with this lovely comment about "Israfascists:"

Let's also take a look at this example of biased moderation:

A blatantly racist comment about Israelis, yet it is the response that is deleted. How typical for the Huffington Post. That being said, many of the comments in the thread were along the lines of "why can't we do that in America too," so there was a definitely a dichotomy in the responses.

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