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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

More State Censorship

This story on the Federal Reserve was interesting. Notice the "comments closed, 0 comments" at the bottom.

This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.
Other Reuters stories have active comments sections, even ones that are older.

The story was on how the Federal Reserve had "record profits" of $81.7 billion in 2010. $79.3 billion was turned over to the Treasury. (In other words, the Federal Reserve's operating budget is $2.4 billion. That's a big expense.)

That story also said that the Federal Reserve "balance sheet" is $2.43 trillion. That means the Federal Reserve earned an average of approximately 3.3% on its holdings.

The article didn't mention the Federal Reserve's new "negative liabilities" accounting trick.

The Federal Reserve are such swell guys! They gave $79.3 billion to the Treasury! Good for them! Who do they think they're fooling?

I suspect that many people posted anti-Federal Reserve comments. A censor at Reuters was forced to purge the comment section and shut down comments.

This happens very frequently on the mainstream media. They pretend to be "We're all Internet savvy! We allow comments on our stories!" Then, when the comments don't go the way they want, they censor it.

Most people won't notice "There's no comments section for this post like the others. WTF? Censorship!"

State censorship doesn't just happen in China. It also occurs in the USA. It is a promising sign, that people jumped over that story with anti-Federal Reserve comments. I'm pretty sure the censors were forced to purge the comments, due to overwhelming anti-"Feral Reserve" sentiment.

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