Original post made
by Resident, Another Palo Alto neighborhood,
on Oct 25, 2012
I read the post regarding censorship and Mr. Johnson's response (link below). I was surprised at the sudden sense of responsibility toward all(?) the candidates running for public office, where questions of character matter. In the past, this forum was not moderated with any sense of responsibility even toward ordinary private citizens not running for office. In the times I have read this forum over the years, it seems more like selective editing of posts that don't fit the particular narrative or political position of the paper. If you are an unlucky one whose views don't fit that message, you can see even respectful posts deleted. Moreover, if your identity is known, you can expect the moderators to allow people to use this forum to try and run you out of town. Believe it or not, Mr. Johnson, I have donated to support your paper. It's time to think hard again about the power of the press.