I have decided somewhat reluctantly to cease commentary at the Globe and Mail newspaper and online. That might bring some joy to the opponents who have argued with me for years but I’m fed up with them and with the G&M “moderation”.
I have seen innocuous comments of mine censored while vile and offensive personal attacks against me have survived.
I joined the Globe and Mail Catalysts program in the hope of getting some objectivity into commentary. Management have been unresponsive to my observations that moderation there is often capricious (especially on weekends), gives no warning of impending censorship, no justification, no rationale, no notification, no audit trail, no appeal. Management has been silent to my complaints so I’m leaving.
BTW their science reporting sucks.