I’ve been reading The Register for close to 20 years now. Certainly well over 15.
They have been getting less and less impartial, and thus worse and worse at journalism, over the years.
And today I found out that their comment moderation is also totally fair and unbiased. For instance, check out this totally offensive post that they censored:
As you can see, I was totally out of line and very offensive here.
To add to this hilarity, it turns out that the person moderating comments on the article is the same guy who wrote it. Totally fair and not at all a recipe for a little fiefdom of echo chambers.
And as if that wasn’t enough, this comment was censored in such a way that there is no visible mention on the website that a post has been censored. Usually on their site, any moderated post will be replaced with a message saying “this post was removed by a moderator”. So it turns out that not only do they censor any even mildly critical viewpoints, they do it using a special censorship mode that they have implemented, so that nobody can tell that they’re basically nazis.
And that was the day that I stopped reading the register. Chris Williams, their editor in chief, is a little hitler wannabe.