"Brother Soldier Banned From NJ.Com"
Read and understand what happens when a "news blog" becomes so popular that it's commentators' remarks actually start to shape public opinion and political policy in the State Of New Jersey and it's largest city, Newark. See what happens when The Governor, Mayor's and other political entities place their activities and remarks in the media and the public actually get a chance to communicate back. More
Learn why Brother Soldier’s account was closed and his remarks deleted. Imagine the power of “censorship”, that is being dictatorially applied, inside the news “blog” of New Jersey’s largest major newspaper; The Star Ledger.
Censorship is defined as an “act” of changing or suppressing speech or writing that is considered subversive to the common good. Authoritarian governments such as North Korea, China, the former Soviet Union, Saudi Arabia and others employ a persistent censorship of their citizens to maintain support for their ruling regimes by suppressing all dissension.
Within the United States, the practice of censorship, with a few exceptions, is generally frowned upon, especially within journalistic ventures, as the idealism of the thought, “freedom of speech”, was earlier established as one of the bulwarks of The American constitution in the 1st Amendment.
NJ.Com, as a news blog, is afforded all of the rights of the 1st amendment of the United States Constitution, which is encompassed through the phrase “Freedom of the press” or “freedom of the media”, which is the freedom of communication and expression through mediums including various electronic media and published materials. When NJ.Com was established a few years ago, they encouraged the public to join in and offer their opinions as to various news articles of the day that affected or could have an effect on their daily lives or the lives of those whom they were concerned about.
Everyone needs to read this to understand the inner workings behind news media blogs in America that are politically connected and active. How they create the illusion of being innocent and community friendly in inviting the public to join their forum, yet from the beginning they have preplanned trap doors and hidden passages for the “blogs” participants. If they (the blog) become popular, it’s due to the input and dialogue between the “bloggers” that creates this popularity, not the other way around. The preplanned “trapdoors” and “hidden passages” are seemingly innocent enough and are included in the community rules and other places, such as the phrase that a “bloggers” account and comments could be deleted with or without reason.
This book definitely needs to be read to alert the public to the “underside of the beast” in shaping public opinions that affects political policies.
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