Skip to comments.MA public school blocks Free Republic, welcomes DU
Posted on 10/31/2008 5:50:04 AM PDT by pabianice
Good friend is a teacher in Westborough, MA, public schools. Told me that when either student or staff tries to open Free Republic, you get "Site Contains Unsuitable Material. Contact IT Manager." But DumpsterUnderground, Slate, etc. come up just fine.
Westborough accepts both state and federal (your) money. Our tax dollars being used to censor conservative opinion.
Which is remarkable considering how foul mouthed and vulgar the DUmp is compared to FreeRepublic.
Send Howie Carr a heads up about this.
Why am I not surprised?
They’re just practicing for when The Fairness Doctrine gets implemented.
This is not a big deal. Most schools generally ban all websites which contain chat or postings (as we have). Whether they should or not is a worthwhile questions. But, I don’t think it is an issue specific to FR.
Chief Judge Anthony Lewis-Margaret Marshall:
"At the request of my Masters at the Boston Globe and my husband at the New York Times,
Free Republic, independent thought, and conservative opinion are hereby banned in Massachusetts."
Good topic for Howie?!?
Seriously, the F bomb is pretty common over there.
Big deal. They’ve just come out in the open about what they’ve been doing for the last few decades. Is there anyone who doesn’t know the Marxist schools have been aggressively pushing their Marxist agenda up until now? They’ve been steeling our money to do it all this time, why get angry about it now?
Abandon the Marxist schools and vote for people who will end all public funding for education.
But, I dont think it is an issue specific to FR.
The whole point of the posting is that it is specific to FR. They don’t allow FR, while allowing the kids to get to DU, which is a forum also.
It could be specific or it could be related to some trigger in the software.
Yes, but they have a legitimate reason: they are hard believers of the 1st Amendment and the right to free speech and against censorship of any kind. After all the right to free speech means upholding speech that is offensive to you.... oh wait... </sarc>
Seriously, why would you expect anything other than Leninist-Maoist censorship from these people. They will fight for people’s right to view porn on a public library computer but block, the essence of the Free Speech Clause, i.e., political speech, because it threatens them. Even more insidious is the fact the parents agree with the policy.
The smarter, more geeky kids can easily get around blocking. (depending on which system the school uses.)
Our school blocks FR, too, but this has never been a problem for my kids. (they gots skillz...actually they report it’s quite simple to get around the system.)
Just one more reason to vote “yes” on Question 1.
Call the school board.
No surprise, foul mouthed and vulgar is who they are. They promote venom.
So this is what we are all paying into the Universal Service Fund for?
They just said it is. They just said the DU is allowed. The DU allows postings, does it not?
What do you expect when you let liberals and leftists run the schools? When was the last time you met a liberal who was fair and open to opposing views?
Every once in a blue moon someone posts a very inappropriate image here on FR.
Of course, the every day language over at DU would make a sailor blush.