From: Shepherd Johnson
Subject: Apparently Yahoo and the Obama Administration don’t believe in free speech
Date: Jun 6, 2009 12:35 AM
I was on flickr, a service of Yahoo.com, making comments on several photos of the Official Whitehouse Photostream with the following text and image:
“The Obama White House is supporting a new bill (sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman) whose sole purpose is allowing the government to suppress any ‘photograph taken between September 11, 2001 and January 22, 2009′ relating to the treatment of detainees in the ‘War on Terror.’ In other words, Obama wants Congress to change the FOIA so that the courts can’t compel release of any more torture photos.”
Here is the same photo from another website:
WARNING: THE FOLLOWING SHOCKING PHOTO SHOWS AN ILLEGAL ACT OF TORTURE SPONSORED BY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND IS STILL SUPPORTED BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION
I had posted it on several of the “official Whitehouse photos” in the comments section. At about 11:00 pm on June 05, 2009 my flickr account was terminated. No explanation or anything. One second I was on and then I could not access my account. When I got back onto flickr using another account I went back to the Whitehouse site and all of my postings had been scrubbed. They were gone. I had about a years worth of work on that account and they just terminated my account with no warning. Some of the photos I had on the account had no back ups so they are now gone forever.
“This member is no longer active on Flickr.”
Apparently, flickr is OK with censorship and apparently so is the Whitehouse staff and the Obama administration. I find it rather ironic that I was making a comment on the Obama administration’s support for a censorship bill when I find myself being censored by both Yahoo and the Obama administration. It is also apparent that the Obama administration wishes to hide the criminal acts of the Bush administration by supporting the Graham/Lieberman bill.
This is unfortunate, so many people voted for Barack Obama because of his platform of Hope & Change, however many are now waking up to the fact that words like “hope” and “change” are really nothing more than campaign rhetoric used to solicit votes from an ill-informed and lazy populace. Where is the change? Barack Obama is looking more and more like George Bush everyday.
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