Even though I am a conservative (check out my posts I do not hide my profile on Disqus) I am no longer able to comment on Gateway Pundit and am banned apparently forever for criticizing Jim Hoft and some of their content.
My sin? I criticized GP as being the National Enquirer of Conservative Websites and that it seemed they only seeked to enrage their readers and did not give the full story but only the parts that could lead to outrage.
I recommended that for a more in depth analysis of whatever particular subject was at issue that readers check out The Conservative Treehouse for a better take. CTH did not seek only to promote outrage (which is what I believe is now the purpose of GP) but provided a more logical viewpoint.
Immediately I was banned, not given timeout, but banned with no warning or explanation. I have never had a post voted down, I never swear or degrade anyone and do not post racist posts. There is no recourse to being banned.
I saw a discussion on GP between two posters who had experienced similar situation. They had been banned from posting an original comment but could still reply to comments. During the course of their discussion which outlined how they had been banned, a moderator broke in and banned both of the posters though neither had violated any of the rules posted for the site.
I wonder how many of us their are who have been censored or banned for basically expressing our opinion?
Apparently Hoft cannot take any criticism at all.
Their new slogan should be: The Gateway Pundit, We can dish it Out But We Can't Take It.
I am not gay but saw this linked to a gay website and concur completely:
"Gateway Pundit, the far-right fake news website founded and run by a gay man, Jim Hoft, has walked back accusations made against special counsel Robert Mueller after the FBI opened an investigation of those accusations. Hoft is frequently called “the dumbest man on the internet” for his wild conspiracy theories and constant mistakes." --LGBTQNation.com
So easy to get banned or censored there yet they are always whining about getting censored themselves.. Look at this article and listen to them whine. Can you spell HYPOCRISY?