How U.S. Spy Ops Censor Web Political Speech
• A co-opted and compliant mainstream media sacrifices its constitutional rights along with the rights of its consumers by refusing to investigate credible reports of Big Brother media censorship.
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When this journalist attempts to post comments to New York Times internet articles, an elaborate electronic charade often makes it appear that my political opinion gets posted on the paper's web site -- when, in fact, the comment appears only on a "spoofed page" inserted into my data stream by surveillance operatives doubling as government censors.
How do I know this? Because the M.O. of this unconstitutional apparatus is obvious and transparent. Here's how it works:
When I hit the "submit comment" button on a New York Times web article, my comment is reproduced on my computer screen with the message that the comments section is moderated, and that comments are "generally posted" unless they are off-topic and abusive in nature. So far, so good.
A minute or so later, when I refresh the page, my comment appears at the top of the queue, even if I click on the "oldest" comment option. When I click on "newest," my comment still appears at the top of the queue -- even though other comments listed below are time-stamped as having been posted after the time of my posting.
The data listed in the browser task bar seems to betray the apparent chicanery of government censors. When I hit the "refresh" button, the task bar indicates that data is being received from "graphics8.nytimes.com." It appears that this URL has been expropriated by surveillance operatives to generate a "spoofed," or faked -- counterfeit -- page, custom-inserted into my data stream by way of real-time remote computing software.
In effect, my computer is being hijacked in real-time; my comment may have never reached The New York Times' computers; instead, it appears that my political speech often is censored, or subject to "prior restraint" (also unconstitutional, according to the U.S. Supreme Court), by way of "spoofed page" web technology.
Another blatant, tell-tale sign: My comment, as displayed on my computer, lacks the "recommend" button that is incorporated into every other posted comment.
I attempted to convert the suspect page containing my "spoofed" comment into a photo file so I could post the graphic as "evidence" to accompany this article -- but the file functions on my computer suddenly and mysteriously "grayed out," preventing me from calling up the saved page.
This malicious tampering with my computer functions has happened to me many times each day for nearly six years -- since I first realized that I have been unjustly targeted by a covert multi-agency program of extrajudicial persecution.
When this censorship scenario happened last week, I received an on-screen message, ostensibly from The Times' web site, saying that comments were no longer being accepted. The comment count on the page stood at 263. I returned to the web page the next day to see if my comment showed up, I scanned every comment posted; I could not find mine. There were more than 300 comments posted to that article; the on-screen message indicating that the comments section had been closed was a lie.
All of this obvious, malicious, falsified manipulation makes me wonder why the autocrats who devised this protocol even go to the trouble to try to camouflage their flagrant abuse of power and constitutional rights.
A co-opted, compliant and lazy mainstream media has never bothered to seriously investigate credible claims that the U.S. government is censoring the telecommunications of American citizens -- under the pretext of warrantless surveillance conducted in the name of national security. That is ironic, given that mainstream media is the target of this censorship -- a violation of the constitutional rights of media owners and media consumers alike.
Under-the-radar media censorship in the United States should be exposed by the mainstream media, decried as national scandal. The media, the Obama administration, and Congress must wake up and realize that their naivete has enabled a draconian age of Big Brotherism -- making a mockery of the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law.
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