Sunday, March 14, 2010

Huffington Post Censors Conspiracy Talk

Editor's Note: The Huffington Post's editorial policy, laid out in our blogger guidelines, prohibits the promotion and promulgation of conspiracy theories -- including those about 9/11. As such, we have removed this post.

Jesse Ventura, former pro wrestler and Minnesota governor, and now conspiracy researcher/author, recently had his article deleted from the Huffington Post news web site just a few hours after posting. His article, “What Really Happened on September 11?” was in regards to a group of architects and engineers that are challenging the government’s theory that a large commercial aircraft can crash into tall buildings and actually bring them down. All that is left behind is the comments section for a phantom article. The ironic part is if you read the article (HERE) there is little to nothing in regards to conspiracy or that the attacks were an inside job. It’s just a simple discussion of facts from engineers that contradict the official government line.

Of course any news organization is allowed to have its own editorial policy about what it publishes. In this case, Jesse Ventura, in his words, was lobbied for some time to post articles for the HP and told he could write about whatever he wanted. Then as soon as he posts the piece it’s yanked in a few hours. Ventura was none to pleased. “I don’t like it when people censor what I have to say.” He went on to say he would never write for them again. Perhaps we should follow suit and never read anything on their site again.

And what is really odd, is that actor/comic Richard Bessler is known to be pro conspiracy in regards to the death of JFK and has been allowed to publish articles on that subject there. Will he still be allowed to do so?

The Huffington Post seems to be a hip and progressive news web site. But to have a policy such as this, they show themselves to be old-school and as staid as the New York Times or the Washington Post which I am sure has similar policies. Do they not recall that the official tale of the 9/11 attacks is a conspiracy theory? It is as if the ways the Old Media are beginning to infiltrate down to the New Media. After all, when have you ever seen a critical analysis of the Warren Commission Report or for that matter any government investigation? Or for that matter, when was the last time a pro conspiracy book on the Kennedy assassination was reviewed in any major media outlet?

I guess we are all supposed to be good little sheep and go along with whatever the government says. Once again, the free press is as free as whoever owns a press. Or in the case, a web site. Apparently, Operation Mockingbird is still ongoing and the government is getting their shills in place in some parts of the New Media. I am sure those fellows in the National Security State were pleased to see the anti-conspiracy policy at the Huffington Post.

Shame on on Huffing Post and especially you Arianna Huffington. I guess free speech is as free as what you agree with, right?

American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies that the Government Tells Us, by Jesse Ventura and Dick Russell

Original Jesse Ventura article can be found here.

HP editorial policy and comment posts.