Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Phxnews.com's Todd Hartley Caves In To Political Correctness, Imposes Total Censorship Of All Race-Related Stories On His Website

It appears that the Phxnews.com website has been permanently taken down by Todd Hartley. The domain name has been parked. Based on the most recent cache of the site (which probably won't be available much longer), it looks like the site was taken down on January 30th. This is too bad; although in this post, I express disappointment with Hartley for going "politically correct", I never anticipated this would happen. On April 12th, I finally found out why Hartley took it down, and posted about it HERE. It was still one of the better sites on the Web; I wish him well.


One of the last bastions of free speech has fallen victim to the forces of political correctness. Todd Hartley, the operator of Phxnews.com, has completely surrendered to political correctness and has imposed a total ban on the posting of all race-related stories on his website.

Hartley actually announced his decision four weeks ago, but I was waiting to see how extensive the application would be. And this Phxnews.com thread revealed that the ban wasn't merely upon style, but upon substance as well. Phxnews.com is an interactive news site encouraging the public to sign up and then post news stories and opinion pieces, albeit within fair use guidelines. Standard censorship of style, to prevent profanity and overt racial slurs, was always enforced and accepted.

In the referenced thread, a poster named Bebe posted a story about a video actually entitled "Obama - Do You Feel The Hate, European Americans". The Phxnews.com moderator censored it, claiming that it violated the ban on race-related threads, explaining that comments like "here comes another one to steal the white man's money", cease to be about immigration or other issues and becomes a thread "about race, solely about race, and any rational discussion about these issue ceases".

But the moderator added insult to injury when he wiped out another thread about the Sudanese woman who dropped five anchor babies in Maryland, further discussed in this previous post.

Hartley has been targeted by Google censorship before. Two years ago, Google dropped Phxnews.com from its news search results because of so-called "racist" posts. Nevertheless, he stood firm at the time and did not impose any significant censorship. It is only recently that, for some reason, Hartley decided to censor any discussions of race on his site.

Yes, it is his site and he can do that. And this is my blog, and I can call him out for it, too. Perhaps Hartley is secretly angling for a job in the Obama Administration. LOLOL!!!

53 comments:

Hooch said...

This is sickening. Political correctness and liberal socialist extremism go hand and hand.

Anonymous said...

Todd and his crew were more than fair to everyone. Posters like "bebe" "gestapoparty" "wtro" "AFsmsgt" abused Todd's good naturedness over and over again with vile, evil obscene and racist rants/posts.

Todd had to do something because this juvenile punks could not watch their mouths. Todd has my continued respect.

Hammertime in Phoenix

Anonymous said...

Have to agree with Anonymous so far as Todd being fair, and giving everyone more than enough latitude to get their point's across. Some of the named posters were just punks who liked to use vulgar language and be confrontational with everyone that had a differing opinion than theirs, that was part of the beauty of Todd's Site, we will sure miss it if it is indeed gone for good.

Sally in Phoenix

Anchorage Activist said...

It appears to be gone for good. The domain name is now parked.

This is too bad. I was a bit put out with him for censoring a whole topic, namely race, regardless of style, but I never anticipated or wanted to see him take the whole site down. It was one of the more interesting sites on the Web.

I credit Hartley with one contribution to my blogging techniques; he taught me the value of using long descriptive titles to push my posts up through multiple Google searches.

I wish him well.

Anonymous said...

Uh...guess what people? Hartley was and is a COWARD for caving...AND THAT'S THE WHEREFORE AND WHY OF IT ALL. Hartley had Official News Reporters who stabbed him in the back! Yes Todd, you believed FILTHY INGRATE REPORTERS who were so bigoted and racist themselves. And in order to make themselves "FEEL GOOD ABOUT WHO THEY WERE" they just had to do some projecting and make those that could expose their own hatred, into "THE BAD GUY"-YES TODD, YOU WERE DUPED-BIG TIME......AND

Who the hell died and said google is king of anything? GOOGLE is a piece of ----! And for Todd to even think Google has any standing in the realm of right and wrong, is just plain stupid! GOOGLE is nothing short of a sell out! They live and breathe MONEY! Why do you think they peddle their wares in CHINA-home of the COMMIES. THEY ARE IMMORAL BASTARDS! And the sooner everyone realizes that, the better!

This post was by Awriter...ex poster on PhxNews.

And those of you who derided, this, that, and the other poster are hysterical lefties. It was ALL the other loud-mouthed VULGAR POS who caused the downfall. SO...KNOW WHEREOF YOU SPEAK BEFORE YOU DO SO...

Anonymous said...

PHX NEWS was a place for hate filled nut jobs. No matter the subject it always came down to hate being posted by the same sick people over and over again. Very little real conversation ever happened, just hate speech.

Anonymous said...

Day after day year after year the same nut jobs pissing and whine.

Todd got tired of the background noise and liability created by these cretins.

You see some of the people publicly purposed physical harm to political figures while hiding behind their false names like simpering cowards. All governments and societies in general tend to frown upon this sort of activities.

Kudos to you Todd! You are a bright guy... I am sure it is nice not to have the weight of their childlessness hang around your neck like a rotting albatross...

Anonymous said...

No one can make me believe that Todd caved in. I met the man and he's a genuine human being that was not afraid to tell anyone what his his beliefs were. Only Todd and those close to him will ever know what his reasoning was. I just hope it wasn't for health reasons and I wish him the best of everything.
Nullandvoid

Blight said...

I WONDERED where the site went......I assumed it was gone/parked for the reasons you stated.....I too enjoyed toying with the liberals.........Blight

chiefluh said...

I will miss Todd's site and I wish him well. I sincerely believe that he did cave to external political pressure as this idiot that the liberal media was able to force into the WH was going to bring nothing but controversy to sites such as PHXNEWS.
Chiefluh

Blight said...

WHERE IS BEBE???????


B

Anchorage Activist said...

Anonymous 9:42 - That's why I wish Todd had posted an announcement that he was going to close down the site. He could have left it up as a static display for a short period. That way we would know that it wasn't for health reasons.

Anchorage Activist said...

Blight - Bebe has communicated with me via e-mail and she's doing fine.

Anonymous said...

Let's face it.

People like Bebe is why Todd closed up shop.

The mad has too much creativity to be saddled with the likes of some of the people that were there.

Anonymous said...

Todd was fair.

Some of them choose to abuse that.

Now... there is nothing.

Turn inward and punish those that ruined it for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hi to you all!..nice to read your comments.


To some of the posters who use the "annonymous" tag, why don't you say who you are? I think I can guess who you are. Typical lefties of the phxnews site.

Especially the annonymous one who said it was because of BEBE that Todd closed the site down. Is that you, salty sailor?

Gee, I don't want to take all the credit. LOL!

If Todd did not like what I said he had plenty of time to ban me. He banned others, so why didn't he ban me? Food for thought.

Nice to read the comments here by, Null&void, Chief, blight, sally, etc. Hope you all are doing fine. Maybe keep posting on this site so we can at least know we are all still around?

I do wish Todd would have at least warned us he was closing it down so we could all say our good-byes. Guess he did what he felt was best. Hope he is in good health. BEBE

chiefluh said...

bebe, good to hear from you and i hope all is well.
i agree, todd could have banned anyone that he felt was abusing his site so i think there is more to this than what is being presented.
hang in there and keep up the fight for the American conservative way of life.
chiefluh

Anonymous said...

Hi Chief!

Sure do miss you guys who also stood up against (the you know who's) on phxnews. The onslaught from the lefties(and from those sitting on the fence) didn't deter me one bit and never deterred those such as yourself, even though we were called every name in their handbook for commies arsenal....just keep fighting the good fight.

BEBE

Anonymous said...

I too was sorry to see Todd cave it to the PC crowd, but as a lot of us on the site posted many time over the PC and Diversity bunch will be the death of us, Just look at what is happening right before our very eyes, Obama has not been CHAIRMAN for a month yet and the Commie Rat Socialism is already starting to run amok...
West Valley

blight said...

To BEBE, et al, Todd replied to my query on facebook........it took 10+ days so I assumed he wasnt going to answer.......he did in a very civil way and summed it up like this-he said he'd been working 7 days a week on phxnews, was shunning his family/wife/etc and had some other project taking off (empowher.com)......he did admit to not being one to argue and he felt phxnews had gotten a bit out of hand in that dept....said he 'woke up one morning and couldnt stomach doing it any longer and turned it off'..........we exchanged a few more notes and that was basically it..........B

Anonymous said...

Hi,Blight.........I am sure Todd was tired of it all and phxnews was even WORSE years ago as I have read some stuff posters (that are long gone) posted on that site.

Talk about profanity and arguing! I am surprised Todd didn't close it down then. What we say is not even close to what those past posters said.

Most forums are places to go to vent and to challenge responses from the lefties who do nothing but call names and will never address the news article if it pertains to certain "subjects" usually racial crimes, etc.

They were all legit, TRUE news stories but the lefties got their way and claimed "we" were the trouble makers for even bringing it up! It is called censorship of those who disagree with you.

Todd's site was tame compared to many others I have read and they are still going strong.

They just wanted a scapegoat and "we" were the scapegoats because we said things they didn't want to address or hear, period.

As for Hammertime's comment above, he sure had to lump me in with Gestapo, wtro and AFsgt who said disgusting vile, lewd and vulgar comments. I never used vile, lewd language.

Get your facts straight Hammertime from Phoenix....did you go see the BO today in Phoenix??? You are obviously a lefty and who hates all the so-called "racists" out there whom you disagree with, no matter the truths and facts that support what we say.

BEBE

Brett said...

bebeblight14@myway.com

Anonymous said...

Hey BEBE and the rest of the GOOD guys! I've been looking for you. Glad to see that you are re-grouping. Before they close down this site, we should set up a plan to meet again somewhere where we are appreciated!Some of these "Anonymous" posters are just like the liberals we just got rid of! LOL

JAGMAN

Anonymous said...

Todd's PHX Site was exceptional and provided a forum for those who wished to speak the TRUTH against the socialistic, communistic and depraved criminal politicians who are supposed to be representing "WE THE PEOPLE"!

I do not blame Todd for shutting the site down. Todd was putting himself, his family and his life in jeopardy because his site allowed us posters to expose the everyday truths about our pathetic, so-called leaders.

The NEW government(HEADED BY THE CHOSEN ONE)in Washington is, as we speak, planning on stifling all free speech and eventually, we will see the new racist Attorney General start to prosecute owners of these sites. We should all be very frightened about the power that was placed in the hands of the Democrats in this last election.

Forget GITMO,the mainland US concentration camps are being set up on several closed military bases as we speak and the government is positioning the military to quell any oposition against the government as times get tougher in America.

The "CHOSEN ONE" and his "RACIST" Attorney General are in the process of disarming American Citizens and we better wake up and smell the coffee!

Both of these individuals despise the 1st and 2nd Amendments and with support of the Congress, our lives will become a living hell. Freedom will only be a fleeting memory as they destroy the remaining fragments of what our founding fathers created.


The liberals on the site added fuel to the fire by their foolish and despicable rants against everything American!

GOD HELP AMERICA!

JAGMAN

blight said...

Jag, how the heck are you......agreed we need (another) place to meet.....well, internet meet that is...........anyone a vnnforum user? bebe, you out there? Blight

Anonymous said...

Hi Blight,

Hey, I'm doing great over here in AZ. I meant meet "on-line" of course. I never looked at vnnforum until this AM. I will be checking it out this afternoon. I have to go to "third world" CA for a week this coming Wed so I will be off-line for a week but I shall return.

Maybe Anchorage can send BEBE an EMail so we can regroup. We really need a back-up site in order to stay in touch.

Have a great day!

JAGMAN

Anonymous said...

Blight,

Anybody know how to get WV (WestValley) back in the conversation?

blight said...

Jag, safe trip to la la land.....youre right, 'we' need a place to land now that Todds closed phx.........(as I said, he replied a time or two to me on facebook, look him up if you care to)....my throw away email is blight14@myway.com if you ever need it.......to anonymous regarding westvalley, I have no idea.....sorry...B

Anonymous said...

Hi, Jagman and blight! Good to hear from you Jagman!

Yes, I will contact Westvalley....We can all post here for now or until we find something else. I read VNN but some of their postings (the vulgarity, etc) are not what I care to emulate.

I do read Stormfront and there are many good postings on there also. Some are stupid, but most are good in my opinion. We all know about trolls and infiltrators who do post on these sites to make it look bad for those who are true WN's and care about what is happening to our nation and people.

BEBE

Anonymous said...

Hi Folks,
Thanks for asking about me, i am well here in Arizona will keep an eye on this site until we can get a good place to post.

I have been thinking about asking Charles Goyette if he could revive Phxnews...

I will e mail him and post his contact a little later today and all can contact him...

Take Care For Now
Westalley

Anonymous said...

Hi Folks,
Thanks for asking about me, i am well here in Arizona will keep an eye on this site until we can get a good place to post.

I have been thinking about asking Charles Goyette if he could revive Phxnews...

I will e mail him and post his contact a little later today and all can contact him...

Take Care For Now
Westalley

Anonymous said...

Good Westvalley! Maybe he will revive phxnews. If it ever is, I hope it is open to all comments no matter the subject matter, especially racial comments and news articles. It needs to be talked about and honestly for once.

BEBE

Anonymous said...

I sent a question to Charles to ask him if he could revive Phxnews

I hope others will also contact him, Charles and Todd worked together at a radio station here in Phoenix a few years ago..

http://www.charlesgoyette.com/

Hope you people will e-mail him

West Valley

Anonymous said...

Hi BEBE and WV,

Glad to hear from you both. We were supposed to leave for Mexifornia today but my wife was a bit under the weather so tomorrow is now our schedule. We will be gone a few days(without computer) so I will get back in touch when we get back to AZ.

BEBE, I have looked at Stormfront briefly and will check it out some more. For now, if we lose each other again, I will see you there.

I looked at VNN and I agree, there was plenty of vulgar comments and profanity-sort of like AF on PHX. We don't need that.

A few years ago, Dick Morris's Vote.com forum had so much filth and vulgar personal attacks that he had to shut it down because of that.

Will be back in a few days!

JAG

Anonymous said...

West, Jag, BEBE and Blight, nice to know you are all still out there! I too head to California in a couple of weeks as my son graduates Marine boot camp. I'm really proud of him even though his commander in chief is a lying POS. It's not my son's fault. Look forward to hearing from all of you soon. Chiefluh

Anonymous said...

Hi, Chief.......Congratulations on your son graduating. What isn't your son's fault? I didn't get that part...where will he be graduating at? Down south?

BEBE

blight said...

Chief, welcome 'home'........congrats on the graduation.......blight
blight14@myway.com

ps: how the heck did everyone happen to find each other here??????

Anonymous said...

Hi blight,

The way I found this article and comments was through the search phxnews from yahoo. The third article said something about White Reference and about Todd caving in to PC, so I clicked it on to read and to see the comments. How did you find it? ... Link to search. BEBE

http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=phxnews&fr=yfp-t-106&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8

Ben said...

Chief , congrats on your son,I know you are proud of him...

Good to see that every one is drifting back Blight I sent you an e-mail.

What do you folks think of sending all of our e-mail to one person and thay can get it out to every one and we can get a forum group going???
Any one want to be the one to take them and pass them around???
West Valley

blight said...

To BEBE, I searched for this blog 'knowing' anchorage activist from vnnforum (i think)......thats when i saw this article and contacted him(aa)....he said he'd contacted you and all was fine.....i then posted to this comment section and one thing led to another and all the 'good guys' seemed to migrate here....if you use facebook, you can contact todd, he seems to be open to discussion and would likely appreciate the concern.....B

blight said...

to WestVally, did you use the blight14@myway.com? if so, I dont see an email in the box.........b

Ben said...

Blight, Yes I did will try again..
West

Anonymous said...

And... What makes you think Todd wants to be involved with raceist pigs anymore?

Anonymous said...

What racist pigs are you talking about, just because one stands up for themselves does not make them racist...
Westvalley

blight said...

And... What makes you think Todd wants to be involved with raceist pigs anymore?


Bubbles, try 'spell check' before you post again....blight

Anonymous said...

JAGMAN - To the Anonymous SIMPLETON who hollers raceist(sic)“

08/11/06

New American Racist Definition


ILLEGAL ALIENS NOT A RACE wrote on August 10, 2006 12:01 PM:"I'm a racist because I asked my government to uphold the law and deport illegal aliens. I'm a racist because I believe law enforcement agents should be empowered to handle all matters concerning illegal aliens. The INS is impudent. I'm a racist because I asked my city government to uphold city codes and not allow single family dwellings to be occupied by dozens of people. I'm a racist because I asked my state government not to give drivers licenses and/or driving certificates to illegal aliens. I'm a racist because I asked fellow Americans to employ fellow Americans. I'm a racist because I object to paying higher uninsured motorist premiums because of illegal aliens driving while uninsured and killing fellow Americans. I'm a racist because I strongly object to the criminal element illegal aliens bring with them and inflict on society. I'm a racist because I don't want to be taxed to pay for a prison population comprised of mainly Hispanics, Latinos, Mexicans or whatever else you wish to call them. I'm a racist because I demand that my government protect our borders and our sovereignty. I'm a racist because I believe that the News Media has a duty to tell us the names and race of criminals. I'm a racist because I object to having to pay higher sales tax and property tax to build more schools for the illegitimate children of illegal aliens. I'm a racist because I object to paying higher taxes to absorb the loses hospitals all across America are incurring because of illegal aliens. I'm a racist because I want to deny citizenship to all anchor babies born in this country pre 2006 and here after. I'm a racist because I object to our welfare system being raped by illegal aliens. I'm a racist because I object to corporations and municipalities spending billions to write everything in Spanish. I'm a racist because I object to corporation and municipalities spending billions to translate everything in Spanish. I'm a racist because I dislike having to push one for English and/or listening to a message in Spanish. I'm a racist because I object to our immigration policies giving preferential treatment illegal aliens while discriminating against people who wish to immigrate legally. Factual is not racial. Realism is not racism. The new definition of a racist is anyone winning an argument with a liberal, minority, pacifist, bible banger, or moron."


Racism is the knee-jerk claim of the ignorant masses who support the invasion of illegals. Name calling is not an argument.

And, if you are black, you should be ashamed of yourself for accusing others of being RACIST - get the picture?

JAGMAN

Anonymous said...

Hi, Jagman

Are you back in AZ now? Racist is just a term coined to shut down Whites who object to their own displacement. It is a term used by minorities and the pro-minorities minions. It is only meant to stifle facts and any sort of racial truths. You know they cannot handle it and run screaming at the mere mention of such facts. If we do not love multicult and praise nonwhites then we are suspect to these drones. Ignore the term and never try to apologize or answer to that term. Let them stew in their own juices and fantasy land.

BEBE

Anonymous said...

Jag,

Here is a link to a response(letter to the editor) by a Keystone United member to an article about tolerance. The Keystone group is a very sane and cohesive group of people. I have to check out there website. Scroll down to the one titled Keystone United Member......BEBE

http://www.timesleader.com/opinion/letters/MAIL_BAG__ensp_LETTERS_FROM_READERS_03-05-2009.html

Anonymous said...

Hi BEBE,

Just returned to ARID ZONA yesterday evening. Have a lot of unpacking to do today. We have to go back to Mexifornia in about 2 weeks for a couple or three days. We try not to stay too long in the Mexican occupied Aztlan sanctuary state.

How about the election in LA. That ought to tell everybody something!
The "once" great state of California is doomed and will never recover.

I'm so tired of the old worn out cry of "racism".That is all they have. When all else fails, scream to the top of their lungs "You are raceist(sic)".

Any intelligent person can determine who the racists really are and what their methods are.

I will look up the Keystone group later today.

Talk to you later.
JAG

Anonymous said...

Hi Jag


Here is a link to hear one of the Keystone guys. He is good and the rest of the leftist scum "panelists" are the real enemies...hope this works. BEBE

http://pahomepage.com/content/fulltext/?cid=24784

Anonymous said...

Jag....Looks like the links we provide does not pick up here...don't know why that is...maybe type it in the address line and it will work? Maybe AA can let us know why it won't work here...

Anonymous said...

Hey BEBE, Where are you? And the gang?

Jag

Anonymous said...

So where are all you who dare to criticize the new world messiah hanging out these days?

Let me know.

Zeke

phxzeke@live.com