Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Another New Statement by Jerry Slevin on His Experience of Censorship at National Catholic Reporter

For those who followed the discussion here over the weekend of Jerry Slevin's recent censorship by National Catholic Reporter — here, here, and here — Jerry has a new posting today at his Christian Catholicism blog. It's entitled "NCR — National Catholic OR Censorship Reporter ???" Here's an excerpt:

In the News: Children and Guns, A, B, C

In the News: Southern White Men and Unions, Legacy of Slavery and Regional Economic Inequality, and Knee Defenders

Some recent news items that have caught my attention. I find some common threads in them. Do you?

Monday, September 1, 2014

Jerry Slevin on National Catholic Reporter Censorship Clash

For those who have been following the discussion here of Jerry Slevin's recent censorship by National Catholic Reporter, Jerry has now posted a follow-up piece at his blog site, Christian Catholicism. It's entitled "The National Catholic Reporter Censorship Clash Continues," and is here.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Posting About National Catholic Reporter's Censorship of Jerry Slevin: 847 (Now 1002) Reads and Counting

It's fascinating to see, this morning, that the posting I made Friday reporting on how National Catholic Reporter has treated Jerry Slevin has had 847 900 1002 reads (and counting)* in a mere two days — and on a holiday weekend at the end of summer at that, when many Americans are out of pocket due to Labor Day and people elsewhere are finishing summer vacations and not spending time online as a result.

Friday, August 29, 2014

More on Jill Lepore's Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin — The Challenge of Reconstructing Women's Lives in Historical Studies

Some days back, I blogged about Jill Lepore's brilliant history of Jane Franklin Mecom, a sister of Benjamin Franklin — Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin (NY: Random House, 2013). As I noted, Lepore points out that, while the sky was the limit for her brilliant brother, Jane spent her life giving birth, caring for and burying numerous children, dealing with the messes several of her children made of their lives, cleaning house, buying and preparing food, trying to eke out a living for her dependents on a tiny income, making soap, dyeing cloth, plying her needle to sew and earn money for her family through needlework, etc. Though she had a brilliant mind and a thirst for the education afforded without question to her brother Benjamin and most men in her time and place . . . .

National Catholic Reporter Exercises Censorship Again: Jerry Slevin Reports Being Blocked from Commenting at NCR — Without Any Explanation

An important discussion has been taking place here in the past several days on two different threads. At both threads (cited below), Jerry Slevin reports that he was recently blocked from making comments at National Catholic Reporter — blocked without explanation or warning. And when he has sought an explanation for this from the powers that be at NCR, he receives no replies to his questions.