Guardian staff endorsed comment on ‘Zionist evil’ is deleted by…another staffer?


On Aug. 19th we posted about the following conspiratorial and quite bizarre reader comment beneath a Guardian story (unrelated to Israel), which received the prestigious ‘G pick’ label (orange ribbon icon), indicating that a Guardian staffer viewed it as an especially interesting ‘reflection’. 

At some point following our post the Guardian did a 180, not only removing the official Guardian endorsement, but deleting the comment altogether.

deletedSo, just to recap: the commenter’s warning about the threat faced by the “Evil Trinity” of “the neocon-military-corporate complex in alliance with Saudi Wahhabism and Israeli Zionism” went – in the span of 24 hours or so – from officially endorsed to a violation of ‘Comment is Free’ “community standards”. 

I don’t know about you, but I’d love to see the internal Guardian email exchange between the two “professionals” which prompted this reversal. 

2 comments on “Guardian staff endorsed comment on ‘Zionist evil’ is deleted by…another staffer?

  1. I don’t know about you, but I’d love to see the internal Guardian email exchange between the two “professionals” which prompted this reversal.

    Me too! But most of all I’d like to know who “picked” the comment in the first place.

  2. I’d love to, in the interests of transparency, (Snowden, Greenwals, Assange etc), to hear recordings of Guardian editorial meetings where they discuss how to mis-represent ‘this’, ignore ‘that’ and spin something else all together.

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