I've been hanging about on the CBC forums, which for the most part until yesterday were not too bad. They allowed comments from all sides of the issue and Israel was being taken to task for her atrocious behaviour in the last 20 odd days.
Something happened yesterday, around lunchtime. First I couldn't access the site - it was very slow. After that it seemed only comments which extolled Israel's virtues were allowed. The number of posts supporting the inhumane actions on the part of the Israeli admin went through the roof. None of my submitted posts were printed. Also, the time lag increased - where before it was usually a few minutes before a rash of new posts appeared, it began to become more like 20 minutes, or 30 minutes before a small number of posts - all supporting the bloodshed and indeed some cheering it on - showed up on screen.
So... I'm thinking there was a 'phonecall' from some 'people' telling the CBC to get back in line and tow the status quo. I wonder - who did the threaten? What did they threaten? We know already the CJC and her ilk want to shut down all protests, all debate and only show the lies supporting Israel's murder spree.
Anyway, I'm going to pen a letter to the editor and ask straight out why this was allowed. I'm not holding my breath for an answer.