Monday, October 15, 2012

Today's 9/11 Conspiracy Theory

We have done a lot of comments today so I didn't do a whole write up on a story about the ADL leaving a Jewish-Christian interfaith group because some of them advocated singling out Israel (thus leading to unmitigated hatred from the readership), however one comment stood out from the rest:

So we not only have 9/11 conspiracy theories (tinged with the always classic blaming of Jewish people) but we also have claims that Israel was behind the USS Cole bombing. And I'm not sure what he means by "Beirut massacre" but that probably means the bombing of the Marine barracks by Hezbollah, though clearly he and his friends want to blame Israel for that as well. Remember that 9/11 conspiracy theories used to be forbidden on the Huffington Post, but I guess they changed their minds after realizing that most of their readership believes and wants to share their stuff.

Huffington Post approved. Up for two days. Six favorites.

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  1. Out of curiosity, what is HuffPo's official policy about promoting Trutherism?

    At Daily Kos it was supposedly against the rules, but rarely enforced.

    1. In 2010 I received an email that 9/11 conspiracy theories were no longer allowed, though they never enforced it very well:

      But if you go to the terms of service now you will find that section has mysteriously disappeared, along with a statement that racism and anti-Semitism isn't allowed there.

  2. Holocaust denial will be an official topic of discussion there soon.

  3. Just checked it out and the comment has been removed.
    I sometimes see if truly disgusting HP posts are still around. One of the bright spots of the otherwise depressing task of reading that much bilge is the high % of A) posts that the HP moderators get rid of (eventually) and B) how many serially bigoted HP posters either get kicked out of the HP or put on their tinfoil hats and move on (again, eventually). Silver linings, those.


Hey guys we've started to employ a slight comment policy. We used to have completely open comments but then people abused it. So our comment policy is such: No obvious trolling or spamming. And be warned: unlike the Huffington Post we actually enforce our comment policy.