Censorship of No On Parcel Tax Postings
Original post made by John, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Apr 2, 2009
I don't understand why they are doing this. If someone has a problem with a particular posting, they need only click on the "report objectionable content" button and PW staff can review the posting.
I have seen threads on this forum which were extremely vicious (e.g. those related to the death of Laurel Williams who was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her friend who was drunk at the time) and were allowed to continue for weeks.
But postings critical of the way PUSD has managed taxpayers' money or asking readers to contact their school board with questions or requests for records seem to very quickly get closed off.
The parcel tax measure is of vital interest to the Pleasanton community and ALL discussion should be permitted regardless of whether the poster is for or against the tax.
Placing barriers to open communication, and particularly placing them very specifically is hardly in keeping with a basic American tenet - freedom of speech.
Please join me in asking the Pleasanton Weekly Staff to allow discussions on this issue to be easily accessible for the entire community.