Perhaps you, like everyone else who uses the web, likes to visit gossip sites like Gawker.
I have had it with those sites. Their trade is in lies, deception, and antagonizing people. These sites could easily tell you the truth about people, events, and things but they strenuously will not do so because juicy lies are better business than telling the truth.
Seth Abramovitz (I really don’t care if I spelled his name correctly) just posted an article on another “who might have killed Biggie Smalls” type of post. Of course, I posted the truth: Kamil Beale was the trigger-man. My post does not show up. I post it several more times. The posts disappear into the ether.
Other hateful comments directed at Tupac and Biggie and other people get published right away. Stirring up a tempest is what interests people who run gossip sites; publishing the truth is abhorrent to them.
Think about that the next time your find yourself reading one of those sites. Or when listening to the evening news.
Kiss my ass, Gawker.
Update: as of April 8th
I was informed that my comments have appeared on the site. Without making any conclusion as to why they were not visible before I certainly have to take back what I said about Gawker “censoring my comments.” We can only attribute that to some kind of unintended glitch somewhere between their host and my PC.
However, I still stand by my assertion that gossip sites are not really about the truth. Provoking the oftentimes heated flame wars is what brings the customers in. Excitement as opposed to enlightenment.
Take that for what you will.