Jim Sullivan 
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Re: “Project Censored, 2016-17

It should be noted that censorship can be as subtle as the refusal of local newspapers to publish Letters to the Editor which reflect badly on their operations or the operations of their peers. For example I submitted the following to City back in August and it never saw the light of day...

"An amusing case of corporate amnesia has struck the Democrat & Chronicle.

The other day, columnist Dave Andreatta wrote an article about his personal experiences with that modern day communications scourge, the pre-recorded telemarketing robocall, a sleazy practice all-but-banned by the Federal Trade Commission years ago.

And before that, back in April the D&C gave a Thumbs Down, for the millions of unwanted calls made to landlines and cell phones every month. Despite the FTCs efforts and the Do-Not-Call registry, telemarketers continue to pester people while scammers are working hard to con callers out of their hard-earned money.

I guess Dave and the papers editors forgot that last year their parent company, Gannett, agreed to pay $13.8 million to settle a class action suit prompted by their use of robocalls between 2010 and 2016, a suit that alleged that the company, directed its agents to make unsolicited telemarketing calls to thousands of consumers cell phones in an effort to increase subscriptions to its newspapers.

Not surprisingly, the settlement found little if any mention in the pages of the D&C.
I'd send the D&C a Letter to the Editor about this, but their iron rule of never publishing Letters critical of the company's operations would make my gesture futile."

Jim Sullivan

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Posted by Jim Sullivan on 11/22/2017 at 1:37 AM

Re: “Feedback 8/2

Don Wilson...bear in mind that we're only 5 years from 2022, the year that Soylant Green is set in.

And now I hear that Demagogue Donny wants to introduce Soylant Orange!

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Posted by Jim Sullivan on 08/02/2017 at 2:49 PM

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