General Antisemitism

Why haven’t ‘CiF’ moderators deleted comment with the word “Zionazis”?

A ‘Comment is Free’ essay by Nick Cohen, titled ‘Betrayed by British justice: Marina Litvinenko’s tale‘, March 10, regarding the treatment of the widow of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, didn’t elicit many comments below the line, which presumably would make such a thread easier for CiF editors to moderate.

However, the following reader comment has been left at the site for more than 9 hours thus far.


Interestingly, CiF moderators were clearly following the thread, as these two comments were deleted.


7 replies »

  1. Try to use the expression “islamofascist” on CIF you will be deleted before you could say “allah akbar.”

    • Sorry, peter. Actually, no I’m not sorry.

      You seem to be wrong (again). I did a search for the term “islamofascist” the same way Adam did one for “zionazi” and over 31 pages of comments using that term were identified. Many, I notice, were criticizing the use of “islamofascist”. How many of Adam’s 100 or so mentions of “zionazi” were also critical of the term?

      That article is, I am afraid, another one of those cases where a serious point about the persistently and unjustifiably anti-Israel bias of the Guardian/Cif is undermined by facile use of a raw stat without any attempt at context.

      To avoid doubt, I detest the word zionazi and believe it SHOULD be deleted from Cif.

      • I didn’t make a doctorate to research the subject but have been banned from CIF exactly because my use of this expression. I know according to Matt Seaton’s lies in the Jewish Chronicle I should have been warned…

  2. Interestingly, CiF moderators were clearly following the thread, as these two comments were deleted.

    Perhaps said comments had been reported to them – and the thread was not actually being monitored live?
    Who knows …

    You see all sorts of horrible bigotry posted – and not deleted – BTL here at CiFWatch. Are we to make conclusions from that about the site’s aims and beliefs??

  3. Pretz, when we hire a team of professional moderators like the Guardian has then you can hold us similarly accountable.

    • Of course I take into account your relative lack of resources compared to the G.

      But you get my point, I think – especially the first part.