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December 18, 2013 - 11:05 am

“As a site, reddit is passionately dedicated to free speech.” Except when it’s not.

The gist at Grist: reddit has closed off comment and posting privileges for anyone who doesn’t toe the global warming line. Their censorship has been so effective at shutting off debate that they’re encouraging all newspapers to do the same thing.

The former Vice President of the United States, a man who once took an oath to defend the Constitution with its pesky guarantee of free speech, thinks this closing of minds is a very good thing.

As a privately run site, reddit has the freedom to limit discussion as it sees fit. No one is disputing that. But calling for all newspapers everywhere around the country to toe the same line — especially as the evidence or global warming crumbles, and the implications of imposing the warming crowd’s preferred policies needs to be debated openly — is a bit much to take from people who cast themselves as enlightened, open-minded and tolerant.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Bryan,

I gave up on Reddit a long time ago. I noticed it didn't take long for me to slam full-tilt into a 9 minute posting restriction. Yes, each time I'd post, I would be prevented from saving another post for 9 minutes.

I soon learned that many "redditors" will flag Constitutionalists' posts as "spam". First, this hides the post from others, AND it imposes the 9 minute delay.

You'll also learn that the default setting for new users is if one of your comments receives 4 down votes (down-twinkles), it won't even appear for other readers, unless they had the foresight to set that value to a larger number in their settings.

Just a couple of the ways the mostly statist reddit community shuts down debate on their various forums. To say it's a waste of time for anyone who wants to have a serious debate to spend a single second on Reddit.com is an understatement.
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Typical Leftist response to dissent. The Reddit community will end up preaching to a constantly diminishing choir. Which is just fine with me.
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Don't contaminate your browsers with Reddit. Message received. No wonder its name starts with "Red."
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Bryan,

I gave up on Reddit a long time ago. I noticed it didn't take long for me to slam full-tilt into a 9 minute posting restriction. Yes, each time I'd post, I would be prevented from saving another post for 9 minutes.

I soon learned that many "redditors" will flag Constitutionalists' posts as "spam". First, this hides the post from others, AND it imposes the 9 minute delay.

You'll also learn that the default setting for new users is if one of your comments receives 4 down votes (down-twinkles), it won't even appear for other readers, unless they had the foresight to set that value to a larger number in their settings.

Just a couple of the ways the mostly statist reddit community shuts down debate on their various forums. To say it's a waste of time for anyone who wants to have a serious debate to spend a single second on Reddit.com is an understatement.
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You have a First Amendment right to agree with me.

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