Sunday, February 28, 2010

Censored on NYT's Gardiner Harris Wears White and Black Hats

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Age of Malware?

I just tried to access Age of Autism blog to see if there are any stories there from which to be censored.  Imagine my surprise when I got the following message from my network:

This web site (http://www.ageofautism.com/ ) has been blocked because it has been determined to contain malware and is a security threat to your computer or the [Employer Name Redacted] enterprise network.
Very interesting indeed.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Censored on Hormone-infused Nasal Spray Found to Help People with Autism

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Something You Won't Get at Age of Autism

This morning, I read a brilliant comment by Calli Arcale on a thread over at Respectful Insolence.  It is a very poignant post that highlights not only the double-think that many people against vaccines practice, but also includes a personal, uplifting account of dealing with autism and that there is hope without turning to untested and dangerous treatments like chelation.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Big Libel Gig in the Skye

Okay, so it's in London's West End, not the Isle of Skye.  What, you may ask?  Why, The Big Libel Gig.  If you happen to be in the U.K. on March 14, you may want to consider getting tickets to this.  See the link for details and help support libel reform.

Followup: An E-mail to Kim Stagliano

A little over a week ago, I sent an e-mail to Kim Stagliano, managing editor of the blog Age of Autism, asking why my comments were not appearing.  Well, here's what I've gotten in response to my inquiry:

* chirp * chirp * chirp *

Yep.  Crickets chirping.  Not a single word beyond the auto-generated response I shared in my previous post.  At this point, I can only assume that my e-mail was simply deleted.  However, I invite Kim to prove me wrong.  Send me a response, Kim, and let me know how I have trangressed so as to have my comments never again appear on Age of Autism.

This blog is far too new and I am much too obscure to get Ms. Stagliano's attention.  Instead I will encourage anyone who is reading this blog to make comments over at Age of Autism and, should your comment not be approved, please copy it here.  But please follow their commenting guidelines: avoid insults, stay on topic, and post legitimate criticisms or thoughts.  In other words, don't be a troll.  If enough people start posting there and get censored, perhaps we can show the world just how hypocritical the folks at Age of Autism are.  We might even get them to change their ways and stop censoring.  I won't hold my breath, though.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Censored on The Wakefield Saga: 2004 All Over Again

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Censored on Connie Howard of Vue Weekly: Well, well well: Wakefield a Witch-Hunt?

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Help Fight Legal Censorship and Libel Tourism

If you are reading this blog, you probably have an interest in censorship issues.  Well, right now, there's a fight going on in the U.K., a long-overdue attempt to reform that country's libel laws.  What brought this to the fore and has garnered so much attention is a libel suit against Simon Singh, who is being sued by the British Chiropractic Association over a statement he made a while back.

This case is important, because it doesn't just affect Simon.  It affects everyone who writes anything online.  If you think that you are safe, keep in mind that if anything you write ends up being distributed in the U.K., you can be sued there.  It is a haven for libel tourism.  The U.K. libel laws can basically function as a means of bullying people into submission; wealthy plaintiffs can sue critics into silence and submission.

So what can you do about it?  You can sign a petition.  Right now, they have about 17,000 signatures.  They need 100,000.  So go to the petition and sign it.  If you do, let me know.

Censored on J.B. Handley: Show Me The Monkeys

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Censored on The End of Science History

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

An E-mail to Kim Stagliano


This past Sunday, I sent an e-mail to Kim Stagliano, Managing Editor of Age of Autism, to inquire why my comments have not been appearing on Age of Autism:

Dear Ms. Stagliano,

I have noticed that none of my recent comments on Age of Autism have been allowed to appear in the comments section.  I'm curious why.  My comments have been respectful and, after my initial appearance with the OSR comments, I have been on-topic.

Please let me know why my comments are not being allowed through moderation.

Sincerely,
Todd W.
 Thus far, I've only received an automated reply:

Hi and thanks for emailing me. Due to the volume of emails I receive,
I am not able to respond individually to each email. Please accept my
apology. If this is an AoA submission, you will hear back from me.
Thank you.
 
Kim Stagliano
 
-- 
Kim Stagliano
Fall 2010 Debut: "All I Can Handle. I'm No Mother Teresa." from
Skyhorse Publishing, my "Kimoir."
www.kimstagliano.blogspot.com
www.huffingtonpost.com/kim-stagliano
www.ageofautism.com
I'm not holding my breath to receive a reply, as I suspect that my e-mail will just be ignored, though it would be interesting to know if they have any valid reason for suppressing my comments.  If I get a response, I'll post a followup summarizing it.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Censored on A Statement from Jenny McCarthy & Jim Carrey: Andrew Wakefield, Scientific Censorship, and Fourteen Monkeys

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Censored on Olmsted on Autism: Enjoy It While It Lasts

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Censored on Kim Stagliano on The GMC Hearing: "The Censorship of Autism Treatment"

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Censored on David Kirby: The Lancet Retraction Changes Nothing

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Censored on The Lancet Retraction

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Censored on Naked Intimidation: The Wakefield Inquisition is Only the Tip of the Autism Censorship Iceberg

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Friday, February 5, 2010

The Purpose of This Blog

Recently, I've tried engaging in dialogue with some of the folks over at Age of Autism, a blog purporting to be a news source for autism and supporting the autism movement. The bloggers there and commenters frequently cry out about how autism science is being censored (it's not). The curiously hypocritical thing, though, is that they heavily moderate their comments, seldom allowing comments that offer a critical or dissenting opinion.

The purpose of this blog, then, is to provide a forum for people to copy their Age of Autism comments. If you have posted comments at AoA in a respectful manner and have been silenced by their moderators, please copy your post here, including the date and time you posted at AoA.  If there is not already a blog post here for the article you commented on, please let me know via the e-mail link in the About Me section to the right, and I will create a new post where you can copy your comment.  


The next time someone talks favorably about Age of Autism, point them here so they can see just how much they're missing from the larger picture.
 
Please respect the integrity of this endeavor and keep your posts solely to copying your Age of Autism comment here in the above format. Posts which are blatantly contrary to this blog's endeavor (e.g., swearing, insulting or otherwise jerk-like behavior, etc.) will be removed.