The Guardian removes my simple comment

December 29, 2013

The Guardian has an article about the cruise ship trapped in the Southern Hemisphere sea ice.  I had already written a little satirical blog post with a part the referred to this situation.  So, in the comments section of the Guardian article I said something like…

This is just the beginning of the impending Southern Hemisphere disaster. See… 


I’m not sure if it was the thought police or the satire police at the Guardian who replaced my comment with this…

28 December 2013 8:53pm

This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our community standards. Replies may also be deleted. For more detail see our FAQs.

The same comment didn’t seem to bother anybody at Time or CBS.

Its their newspaper and web page and they can do whatever they want, but I wonder which of the Guardian’s “community standards” I violated?  Perhaps you can help me out.  Please vote for the Guardian community standard(s) that you think I violated.


  1. It’s obvious, you are threatening the Guardian gatekeepers with the truth.

  2. I agree with dinosaur’s comment.

    The “King with no clothes” shall not be embarrassed!

  3. Liked your sea ice forecast a lot. Komment Macht Frei is modeled after Stalin’s and Hitler’s extermination camps, that’s all. They either worked your comment to death or gassed it.

  4. Telling the truth is “Hate-speech” to the Guardian.

  5. Obviously, you attacked their religious beliefs, you heretic, you! 🙂

  6. It’s the link, they don’t like them. But if you explain how to find your blog via Google, that’s OK. I think they learned this logic from GCHQ.

    Alternatively they might have considered your comment “legally risky” for slandering the Southern Hemisphere.

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