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fjc Donating Member (700 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-04 04:40 PM
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Would someone explain this to me please!
Someone posted something from a web page called Debka, about a Syrian journalist claiming to know the location of Iraq's WMD, and a few posts later, this appears.


Debka is not considered a news source for the purpose of posting in LBN.

Thanks
DU Moderator

This certainly appears to be censorship. Someone say it isn't so.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-04 04:41 PM
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1. you need to ask admin
this thread will be locked
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plcdude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-04 04:42 PM
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2. in all fairness
it could be published in other forums it just doesn't fit in LBN
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fjc Donating Member (700 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-04 04:45 PM
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3. Excuse me?
That's an answer?
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-04 04:45 PM
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4. It is not so-unlike the CIA's sutler use of US media,Mossad's use of Debka
Edited on Mon Jan-05-04 04:46 PM by papau
is extreme - granted they mix fact with lies - the same way Rove/Bush, and our CIA/US Media do.

It is just that it is a bit too obvious for most folks.
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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-04 04:45 PM
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5. Debka isn't a news-source
Edited on Mon Jan-05-04 04:47 PM by brainshrub
although it pretends to be. It is actualy a mouthpeice for the ultra-right wing of Israeli society. They are about as accurate as the National Enquirer.

To put this in perspective: They claimed that they knew EXACTLY where the WMDs were months before the invasion.

ON EDIT: Debka makes Fox News look like a reliable news source.
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fjc Donating Member (700 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-04 04:47 PM
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8. Thank you. That helps.
I'm not gonna fall on my sword over this, but I don't see that as a reason to lock a thread. I kind of like to know what my enemies as well as my friends are saying.
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-04 04:45 PM
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6. It probably becasue Debka isn't a "news" site per se
Debka is a political information site, and time and time again, it has posted items as news that were later debunked as disinformation.

This is akin to posting something from Rush Limbaughs site as LBN.

You would be better served posting that somewhere besides LBN, that's for news, not agenda laden innuendo.
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-04 04:47 PM
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7. Locking.
If you have a question or comment about DU policy, please post in the Ask the Administrators forum. I'm going to lock this now.

Thanks,
DU Moderator
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NicoleM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-04 04:47 PM
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9. It isn't so.
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-04 04:48 PM
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10. Yeah, the page you're quoting from is not considered an objective source.
I've seen quite a few articles from Debka in LBN that have been closed. Just repost in GD, there's no censorship involved.
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