The popular liberal website Democratic Underground had a vicious, factually inaccurate post about Bigs contributor Brandon Darby and our work on the story of assaults at Occupy. I decided to correct these errors and my post was promptly banned by a "jury" at Democratic Underground and hidden from view; another clear example of the constant liberal censorship and how the entire left seems intent on covering up assaults at Occupy.
The original thread started Saturday was entitled Why are FBI agent provocateurs taunting Occupy? was started by a user named FarLeftFist, who wrote:
A little background: Brandon was outed as an FBI agent after posing as an Leftist activist in 2008. He threw a number of people in jail as an agent provocateur and now spends his time working for Andrew Breitbart and still works undercover. He spends his time on Twitter along with Andrew Breitbart taunting Leftists and posting smears ALL DAY LONG. Him and Andy also spend alot of time along with Dana Loesch having twitter-wars with Keith Olbermann and others. I have been involved in these back and forths as a twitter user myself. They get nasty, ugly, and even threatening as Darby and Breitbart unleash their moronic henchmen on anyone they choose
What's an agent provocateur? Wikipedia defines it as:
... as agent employed by the police or other entity to act undercover to entice or provoke another person to commit an illegal act. More generally, the term may refer to a person or group that seeks to discredit or harm another by provoking them to commit a wrong or rash action.
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In no way did Brandon Darby "provoke" anyone at Occupy to commit an illegal act and any implication otherwise is defamation and slander. Furthermore, anyone who knows the facts behind Brandon Darby's work with the FBI knows that he never provokedanybody to commit an illegal act. By their own sworn admissions in their guilty pleas, the suspects in the RNC Welcoming Committee case state that Brandon did not provoke them and that they acted on their own.
Of course, facts don't seem to matter to anyone on the Democratic Underground thread. Here's a sampling of responses:
"alpha male" "macho" punks like this always control the people they are around.
I hope no one takes the bait, I wouldn't be surprised if he has undercovers with him. People need to spread the word not to engage this fascist.
So, I had a Democratic Underground account I started a couple of years ago but haven't used. I decided it was time to post. I said:
Keith Olbermann denied that there were any rapes or sexual asaults at Occupy.
Then he claimed to have 'debunked' the assaults -- and he didn't. In fact, he defended a 14 year old runaway as having 'consensual sex' with a guy in his 20s. He debunked nothing.
And now you attack a guy -- Brandon -- who STOPPED people from using Molotov Cocktails. That's the 'snitching' he did; stopping admitted, convicted liars who wanted to perpatrate violence. Is violence okay if Republicans are your targets?
Stop acting like sheep and believing the radical left's lies.
In less than an hour, I relieved the following, telling me that my post was hidden by a "randomly selected jury." The Kafkaesque anonymous cyber tribunal didn't ask me to testify or ask any questions. Such is left wing "justice."
Here's the email in full:
At Mon Feb 20, 2012, 11:15 AM, an alert was sent on the following post:
Pathetic is defending rape
REASON FOR ALERT:
This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate. (See Community Standards.)
Oh look, one of Andrew Breitbart's little fans.
A randomly-selected Jury of DU members completed their review of this alert at Mon Feb 20, 2012, 12:04 PM, and voted 5-1 to HIDE IT.
Juror #1 voted to HIDE IT and said: "Stop acting like sheep and believing the radical left's lies."
Juror #2 voted to HIDE IT and said: After reading the thread and related materials, it seems this poster is out-of-line with the statements being made.
Olberman = defending rape?
Defending Brandon Darby's actions?
"Is violence OK is Republicans are your targets?" Really?
Use of terms such as "radical left" and "acting like sheep"
I have reached the conclusion that this poster is a disruptor. It's fairly easy to classify the post as "over-the-top", "disruptive" and "innapropriate."
Juror #3 voted to HIDE IT and said: No explanation given
Juror #4 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given
Juror #5 voted to HIDE IT and said: Agree with alert. Regurgitation of talking points from the right.
Juror #6 voted to HIDE IT and said: Smells like a troll to me.
CONSEQUENCES OF THIS DECISION
You will no longer be able to participate in this discussion thread, and you will not be able to start a new discussion thread in this forum until 1:04 PM. This hidden post has been added to your Transparency page.
We know who is telling the truth and we know who is scared.