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about scientology press releases [moved from media]

Post by Tigger » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:59 pm

Sponge wrote:http://www.twitlonger.com/show/82g3kb
WIKILEAKS PRESS RELEASE
10 Jan 2010, 10:15 PM EST

“WikiLeaks: treat incitement seriously or expect more Gabrielle Gifford killing sprees.”

Wikileaks today offered sympathy and condolences to the victims of the Tucson shooting together with best wishes for the recovery of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords. Giffords, a democrat from Arizona's 8th district, was the target of a shooting spree at a Jan 8 political event in which six others were killed.

Tucson Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, leading the investigation into the Gifford shooting, said that "vitriolic rhetoric" intended to "inflame the public on a daily basis ... has [an] impact on people, especially who are unbalanced personalities to begin with." Dupnik also observed that officials and media personalities engaging in violent rhetoric "have to consider that they have some responsibility when incidents like this occur and may occur in the future."

WikiLeaks staff and contributors have also been the target of unprecedented violent rhetoric by US prominent media personalities, including Sarah Palin, who urged the US administration to “Hunt down the WikiLeaks chief like the Taliban”. Prominent US politician Mike Huckabee called for the execution of WikiLeaks spokesman Julian Assange on his Fox News program last November, and Fox News commentator Bob Beckel, referring to Assange, publicly called for people to "illegally shoot the son of a bitch." US radio personality Rush Limbaugh has called for pressure to "Give [Fox News President Roger] Ailes the order and [then] there is no Assange, I'll guarantee you, and there will be no fingerprints on it.", while the Washington Times columnist Jeffery T. Kuhner titled his column “Assassinate Assange” captioned with a picture Julian Assange overlayed with a gun site, blood spatters, and “WANTED DEAD or ALIVE” with the alive crossed out.

John Hawkins of Townhall.com has stated "If Julian Assange is shot in the head tomorrow or if his car is blown up when he turns the key, what message do you think that would send about releasing sensitive American data?"

Christian Whiton in a Fox News opinion piece called for violence against WikiLeaks publishers and editors, saying the US should "designate WikiLeaks and its officers as enemy combatants, paving the way for non-judicial actions against them."

WikiLeaks spokesman Julian Assange said: "No organisation anywhere in the world is a more devoted advocate of free speech than Wikileaks but when senior politicians and attention seeking media commentators call for specific individuals or groups of people to be killed they should be charged with incitement -- to murder. Those who call for an act of murder deserve as significant share of the guilt as those raising a gun to pull the trigger."

“WikiLeaks has many young staff, volunteers and supporters in the same geographic vicinity as these the broadcast or circulation of these incitements to kill. We have also seen mentally unstable people travel from the US and other counties to other locations. Consequently we have to engage in extreme security measures.”

“We call on US authorities and others to protect the rule of law by aggressively prosecuting these and similar incitements to kill. A civil nation of laws can not have prominent members of society constantly calling for the murder and assassination of other individuals or groups.”

More examples:

http://www.peopleokwithmurderingassange.com/


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[Moderators Reminder: This is not about the cited tragedy itself, terrible though it is, nor is it about partisan politics chit chat or examples of random armed lunatics in general. There are other forums for those issues. Any derailing of this thread will be dustbinned along with the last off-topic one that was started on these shootings in Tuscon, Arizona. If you are going to discuss the press release then keep it to the key point it is trying to make, bearing in mind the topic of this media reports thread. This reminder is also not up for discussion. Thank you.]

Aye, Aye Captain....

so is a press release a media report?

[Moderator comment: The quoted release was also reported in The Guardian coverage of the court hearing during today, as you can see in the post immediately after it. In some cases a press release is perfectly fine. It's about being reasonable given the topic. We don't want press releases from every man and his dog and if you are going to clutter up this media section by going back to posting the shed loads of scientology press releases as starting topics in the media section then they will be dustbinned. If you disagree then contact global mods and if they can't satisfy you then contact admin.]
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Re: Wikileaks current events (from "Cablegate" Oct 2010 onwa

Post by Tigger » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:31 pm

So, it's only certain press releases that can be posted in media reports?

I posted this, which meets the requirements of being about Scientology and the internet.....
and it was dustbinned almost immediately.

Operation Clambake Message Board • View topic - $CIENTOLOGY PRESS RELEASE

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=33662

So which is it.....Press Releases are not media reports.....or they're only media reports when the moderator wants them to be?

JW

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Moderator comment: You've already had an approriate response which covers this and I'm not going to waste any more time on it. You and anyone else who wants to derail further into topics of moderation or whatever can do so in the Feedback & Help section where this and your previous post is going to be moved to.

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Re: about scientology press releases [moved from media]

Post by I'mglib » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:51 am

Sponge does an amazing job of keeping the media coverage organized, and not starting a new thread for every tiny thing (especially if it's covered in another thread, or is church propaganda without having the benefit of being interesting in some other way--we could have dozens of such threads otherwise, which would push out important news.). OCMB has, in my opinion, the best media section of any board. I think we should keep it that way.
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Re: Wikileaks current events (from "Cablegate" Oct 2010 onwa

Post by Tigger » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:28 pm

Tigger wrote:So, it's only certain press releases that can be posted in media reports?

I posted this, which meets the requirements of being about Scientology and the internet.....
and it was dustbinned almost immediately.

Operation Clambake Message Board • View topic - $CIENTOLOGY PRESS RELEASE

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=33662

So which is it.....Press Releases are not media reports.....or they're only media reports when the moderator wants them to be?

JW

Tigger

Moderator comment: You've already had an approriate response which covers this and I'm not going to waste any more time on it. You and anyone else who wants to derail further into topics of moderation or whatever can do so in the Feedback & Help section where this and your previous post is going to be moved to.
Sorry. I didn't see that answer.
Thanks for responding.....although I had a heck of a time trying to figure out where my posts went.

Tigger

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