Sunday, August 3, 2008

How To Deal With Huffington Post Rejectionitis

We've all had the experience. You craft a snarky, non-profane, non-ad hominem comment on a blog and the darned blog censors blitz it out, forever putting paid to your attempts to be a half-wit.

Well, to heck with all that. From now on, each Huffington Post comment reject goes here. Entries may contain additional material (such as how dumb the HP censors are and why), thus offering further demonstrations of why I don't do this for a living.

Candidate numero uno: "Marketing, Nationalism and the Olympics Launch an Era of Volunteerism in China" by Courtney Woo, 8/3/2008, in which Blogger Woo extols the glories of the thousands of Chinese "volunteers" fielded to serve as minders and whatnot during the Beijing Olympics.

The comment:

The beautiful thing about volunteering for something in a totalitarian state is that if, for example, you don't volunteer for building that rail line, you're arrested and sentenced to work building that rail line. The upside is that as a prisoner, you get a free uniform. Keep smiling, Chinese volunteers.

Moral of the story: Don't criticize the People's Republic of China or the Chinese Communist party if the blogger's name is "Woo."
This is the first in the continuing series detailing the idiotic behavior of Censors backstage at the Huffington Post. Digg Stumble Upon Toolbar propeller Furl

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