I would like to know why Roy H is allowed to label Kanye's critics "Democratic Party Shills" but I am not allowed to list clear progressive beliefs of the progressive wing of the Democratic party, and why I got a warning, but he did not.
I was publicly accused of "labeling in a broad brush" and was told if I didn't like it to privately disagree or to comply and then bring it up procedurally in an entirely different thread. And yet Roy was not labeling with a broad brush?
I consider this an obviously targeted double standard and request an explanation/clarification and an apology.
Further......before mods continue to threaten to remove people from things, many of whom donated to this page, I think it would behoove them to realize who the owner of this site is, and is not, and to realize this page now has a monetary component. I hope they have checked with byennie and his partner about his vision for a business model and whether or not it's appropriate going forward to threaten to remove eyeballs from a site that relies on them for advertising.
Perhaps it would make sense for byennie and/or his partner to review the rules and re endorse them or edit/revise them as he thinks he may need to. Perhaps that should be annual.
I think this is a very fair question. While I disagree with 95% of Eja's statements I wholeheartedly support his right to say them.
Silencing discent regarding law is the first move of autocrats and dictators. ESPECIALLY troubling is that when Eja questioned how his behavior was different than that of moderators he was threatened with banishment from this site. This in my opinion was a blatant abuse of the powers of moderation and is worthy of censure.
With all due respect, I can assure you that there was way more to that situation & poster than what posters saw in this thread.
We've lived with a set of posting guidelines for over a decade now. When posters decide to join & post on, first CB, & now CS, they are expected abide by them. If people don't like the guidelines, they are free to post elsewhere.
If they violate those guidelines, there are going to be ramifications.