Reddit has a political problem. As reported by Bounding Into Comics, Critical Blast, and here at Bleeding Fool, further confirmation of what we know about Reddit, that’s led to Mike Baron’s Thin Blue Line graphic novel being banned for supposed “misinformation and racism”:
An activist moderator on the popular /r/Comics subreddit, which boasts membership of over 1.7 million readers, banned promotion of prolific comic book creator Mike Baron’s new book Thin Blue Line for “misinformation and racism.”
User /u/thebleedingfool shared an article from The Federalist, where Baron promoted the book while also talking about his history with comics and his views on the current state of law enforcement.
In response to the sharing of this article /r/Comics moderator SickBurnBro replied to the original posting writing, “Hello! Unfortunately, your submission has been removed for the following reason(s): Misinformation and racism.”
The moderator added, “If you feel that your submission has been removed in error, please message us so we can take a look. Thanks!”
I guess somebody doesn’t like the police. When pressed for a response by “Even-Sympathy-657,” the anonymous moderator failed to make their case by quoting Baron from the Federalist article, in a weak attempt to back up their decision. It’s the final phrase in their response that’s “the tell” though.
This isn’t even the first time a Baron book experienced censorship shunning on Reddit forums. As noted almost a year earlier, they banned a campaign for crowdfunding his Florida Man graphic novel too. This is the second time I know of where some unseen leftist on Reddit censored citation of a Baron story, and it indicates something is terribly wrong. Especially if no other creators in the industry are willing to come to his defense.
What good is a site like Reddit, really, if this kind of activist employment is allowed unquestioned by the main staff? Thank goodness I don’t have an account on their site to date. All they’re doing is proving another example of what happens when leftists increasingly deal in blacklisting.
Originally published here.