rawstory.com
is BIASED

By their own admission:

Raw Story is a progressive news site that focuses on stories often ignored in the mainstream media. While giving coverage to the big stories of the day, we also bring our readers’ attention to policy, politics, legal and human rights stories that get ignored in an infotainment culture driven solely by pageviews.

Their original reporting has also been referenced by MSNBC’s Ed Schultz and Lawrence O’Donnell, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Real Time with Bill Maher and Countdown with Keith Olbermann; and were a finalist for an Online Journalism Awards in 2008 in the “Investigative, Small Site” category for a story about improper partisan influence in the prosecution of former Governor Don Siegelman of Alabama.

They scooped everyone with a report about Ntripid receiving a U.S. contract wherein Ntripid would create fake online personas worldwide.

It’s called a liberal mag, but likely by those who either do not know the difference between ‘liberal’ and ‘progressive’, or do not care about the difference.

Caveat Emptor: The site does have a satire/parody section.

Addendum 11-15-2016: We had hoped that marking this as real-but-admittedly-progressive would give the appropriate pause. To be clear: Rawstory has an agenda, as much as Breitbart does — only with different leanings. As with any source that wants to be an actual source of news versus one of entertainment, you should take the time to investigate their facts.

Question everything (within reason) — even if that means admitting when you just might (heaven forbid!) be wrong.

Editorial Note 11-22-2016: Ooops! Forgot to change the judgment to Biased after the 11-15 Addendum. Corrected.

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  • Mikael

    Why would anyone put any trust in your claims about which news sites is real???
    Why is your opinion worth more than my own???
    You don’t present any evidence just your twisted opinion???
    I find you are a bunch of arrogant shit heads, who are you behind this disgusting site???
    You don’t have to answer, I will find out for my own, I only trust my self…
    LAMO

    • Uh, in case you haven’t been paying attention, that’s exactly what we WANT you to do.

      We WANT readers to get in the habit of forming their own educated and logical opinions on news items.

      Where things are obviously satire — or where so-reputable new sources try and pawn off rubbish fake news as real news — we point them out to you.

  • Leeada47

    Raw story is liberal garbage policed by Stalinist moderators, No opinion outside of leftwing liberal progressive dogma is allowed, and evidence and facts are strictly banned. And other liberal sites pretending at Journalism source their stories from Raw Story, making a travesty of the ideas of intellectual and journalistic honesty and integrity. NPR is pure Raw Story, or vice versa

    • Feyd Bluth

      Please, share your evidence of such claims, in the interest of “Intellectual Honesty” let’s have your very well thought out and reasoned argument and evidence supporting said argument. Simply labeling something as garbage is not enough for an actual Intellectual discourse or argument. This description that realorsatire came up with seems reasonable to me, but if you can procure some evidence to support your claims I would be happy to peruse it. Or you could simply fade away into the void of internet opinions that are backed by no actual evidence, I’ll wait to see which one it is.

      P.S. Progressive =/= Liberal.

      • ravious

        I have very liberal views and I was just banned because I didn’t agree with one of their stories and called them out on race baiting one of their fox news pieces. They were creating hysteria over a non-issue, and when you call attention to them manufacturing news, they ban you.

      • Sid

        Liberal = Man-Hating, Anti-Religion, Anti-White Communist.

        • Dan []

          If you look up the definition of “liberal” you’ll find that you just gave the opposite of what the word actually means. If you’d like the centuries old definition to be changed to your imaginary one, you’ll have to contact the dictionary makers.

          • Voulke

            Sounds like you’re still living centuries ago when the old definition still applied. They call it a “classic liberal” now or a “blue dog Democrat”. Modern liberals are progressive, and if you’re not, then you’re not welcome in the club.

          • Dan []

            Liberalism has always been progressive, but the changes made and espoused are not for their own sake, they’re generally to continue and expand the basic principles of Liberalism, i.e. freedom and equality under the law. These, along with economic liberty are why his assertion is not based in reality. ‘Progressive’ doesn’t necessarily mean supporting Liberalism, but in this context it generally does.

        • Fuk Yu

          whats wrong with AntiReligion ? Seeing as 99% of the problems between people are caused by religion, and the safer/fairer/more just, countries of the world have long ago seperated religion from state…
          Ahhh why do i bother – you’re *still* concerned about communism

        • PissedoffinAZ

          So all those liberal men hate themselves, and secretly want to grab a little p*ssy? And all the Christian and Muslim and Jewish, etc. liberals are anti-religion?

          And WTF is a White Communist? Is that a new permutation for this election?

    • Tracy Lund

      you are an idiot no nothing.

      • Leeada47

        The only lower scum than the people who write for Taki’s mag, are people like you, who defend it. Garbage like you is not worth pissing upon.

        • Tracy Lund

          Well, aren’t you a nice example of a rabid little authoritarian fascist.

          • Leeada47

            Taki’s Mag is fascist, racist, and a hate site. If you don’t understand that, you should only go out leashed and muzzled

          • Tracy Lund

            You honestly don’t know what fascism is. Silly, silly person.

          • BabyFurnace

            It’s always adorable when some complete fucking moron just keeps saying “YOU DONT EVEN KNOW!!! XD” and thinks they’re smart.

            Kill yourself, Tracy.

          • Tracy Lund

            Awwww, you are so cute. Let me pinch your sweet little cheeks!

          • Ohooh

            Jesus that was sad to watch. What a poor ability to control one’s emotions… modern women.

          • Tracy Lund

            The problem with you idiots is that you don’t have the ability to think for yourselves. All you CAN do is react to the dog whistles and the Pavlovian dinner bells that rile up your stupid emotions at phantom bogey men and get you salivating for the raw meat that your fascist demagogue masters feed you on an hourly basis.
            Its no wonder you stupid racist, misogynistic, theocratic fucks are losing your place in the world, you are an embarrassment to America and indeed the entire human race.

          • Ohooh

            The irony is delicious.

          • Tracy Lund

            You wouldn’t know irony if it stuck it’s finger in your ear and made candles from your ear wax.

          • Phleb

            The largest snowflake ever recorded reportedly measured 15 inches across.

          • BJ001

            Parody troll you are. You’re funny.

          • Phleb

            The tiny parasite Toxoplasma gondii can only breed sexually when in the guts of a cat. To this end, when it infects rats, it changes their behaviour to make them less scared of cats.

          • Phleb

            There’s an opera house on the U.S.–Canada border where the stage is in one country and half the audience is in another.

          • Tracy Lund

            Derek, depressed, deep.

          • Phleb

            The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.

            KARL MARX

          • Tracy Lund

            Kill your own self you poor sad baby man. I’d stop you if I knew where you were. But alas, you are only here to ask those who are sad (and as damaged as you) to do what you likely can’t or will not do. Sad,sad little person.

          • Tracy Lund

            Because pumpkin head, you have proven over and over that you don’t know anything.

          • Phleb

            The goal of socialism is communism.
            Vladimir Lenin

          • FiveF

            you just called yourself a “pumpkin head” and said you didn’t know anything. good call – case closed

          • Phleb

            “Why of course the people don’t want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don’t want war neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”
            — Hermann Goering

          • Aaron

            It turns out that people don’t generally live by textbook definitions in reality, that would be silly wouldn’t it.

            People who tend toward totalitarianism will tend to express fascism or Stalinism at their convenience. Authoritarians take from a palette of opportunities just like anyone else.

          • Tracy Lund

            Said the authoritarian idiot.

          • Aaron

            So “idiots” are people who show you to be ignorant?

          • Tracy Lund

            Waiting. Dumbass.

          • bloop

            waiting for people like you to be cured from your insanity.

          • Phleb

            Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of ’emergency’. It was the tactic of Lenin, Hitler, and Mussolini. In the collectivist sweep over a dozen minor countries of Europe, it was the cry of men striving to get on horseback. And ’emergency’ became the justification of the subsequent steps. This technique of creating emergency is the greatest achievement that demagoguery attains.
            –Herbert Hoover

          • Phleb

            All propaganda must be so popular and on such an intellectual level, that even the most stupid of those toward whom it is directed will understand it… Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.“
            –Adolf Hitler

          • bloop

            There’s no talking to these liberal idiots. It’s more of a disease, mental illness, than anything.

          • Ivan Richmond

            I find that remark offensive. I’m a liberal/progressive (I see no distinction between those terms, BTW). My morals are based on empathy. As such, I believe that everyone should have a fair shot at success, rich, poor, white, non-white, female, male, gay, hetero, etc. Because equal opportunity does not exist in nature (people born to rich families tend to have way more opportunity than people born to poor families, for example), I see it as an integral role of government to use social programs to make sure that everybody has a fair shot.

            That means providing the best public education that money can buy, making sure everybody has affordable healthcare, and so forth. That requires investing in society. Nobody wants to pay taxes, but it’s a civic duty: the price we pay for living in a fair society that supports equal opportunity (or would be if we manage to implement the social programs we need to ensure equal opportunity).

            The more people benefited from our society, the more people should pay it back. Hence, I believe in a graduated income tax. It makes sure that everybody has a fair shot at success. So, I’m an intelligent, well-educated, moral person with a well-thought-out political stance. If you disagree, that’s fine, but please refrain from calling me an “idiot”.

          • Sid

            Liberal = Man-Hating, Anti-Religion, Anti-White, Anti-Capitalism Communist

          • Fuk Yu

            Why is this quotes? If you think Sanders said this please provide the reference. (i think you’ll find you dreamt it. You and Bernie naked doing the nasty didnt seem a little suspicious?)

          • john

            The pont where liberals turn into idiots is when they think you can run America through empathy and emotional reasoning.

          • Phleb

            14 Characteristics of Fascism by Dr. Lawrence Britt:

            1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism
            2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights
            3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause
            4. Supremacy of the Military
            5. Rampant Sexism
            6. Controlled Mass Media
            7. Obsession with National Security
            8. Religion and Government are Intertwined
            9. Corporate Power is Protected
            10. Labor Power is Suppressed
            11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts
            12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment
            13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption
            14. Fraudulent Elections

          • Phleb

            The longest musical performance in history is currently taking place in the church of St. Burchardi in Halberstadt, Germany. The performance of John Cage’s “Organ²/ASLSP (As Slow As Possible)” started on Sept. 5, 2001, and is set to finish in 2640. The last time the note changed was October 2013; the next change isn’t due until 2020.

      • Frank DeLauro

        an idiot no nothing?

        • Tracy Lund

          Frank, you poor idiot.

          • Frank DeLauro

            I’m a poor idiot, says the little girl who’s having a rough time butchering the English language. But I’m not going to sit here and have a battle of wits with an unarmed person that appears to be handicapped. Go back to coloring books & stuffed animals you pathetic simpleton.

          • Tracy Lund

            Fuck you little boy. And I do mean little.

          • Frank DeLauro

            Such a well thought response, but I guess all I can expect from a pig is a grunt…

          • Tracy Lund

            Funny you should say that, but I no longer throw pearls before swine like you sick motherfuckers. Nothing but offal for you dumbasses from now on.

          • Frank DeLauro

            Amazing, a mouth like a sailor quoting scripture. Makes me wonder if your parents were brother & sister. Did they have any children that survived?

          • Tracy Lund

            Now where would you get that idea? Swearing like a sailor and quoting scricture have zero to do with incest. So Franky, take your iron age scripture and shove it up your stupid ass.

          • Frank DeLauro

            You’re predictable, and showing your illiteracy and frustration more & more with each reply. You’re so blinded by your arrogance because you obviously haven’t got the self discipline to cut your losses & stop responding. I own you. I know you can’t stop responding, Try it. I dare you. You lose…

          • Tracy Lund

            Said the dumb fuck who keeps replying to my posts. I’m not a child, I could care less about weather or not and idiot online thinks he “owns” me. So frankly Frank, let me be frank with you, take your puny little intellect and fuck off.

          • Frank DeLauro

            Thanks for proving me right… Carry on.

          • Tracy Lund

            You are so welcome pumpkin. Is there anything else I can do for your fragile ego Franky?

          • Frank DeLauro

            Ok I get it, you’re painfully narcissistic and still hanging & responding to my every word. This is getting boring very quickly. I like a good debate,however you’ve convinced me you haven’t a shred of dignity since you’ve repeatedly cut off your nose to spite your face with every comment. This has been entertaining, but I’ve watched you shamelessly embarrass yourself enough. Don’t bother responding this time, I won’t see it, but I’m sure you will anyway. Cheerio mate…

          • Tracy Lund

            Oh Frank, bubala, people will say we’re in love. But seriously, sweetheart, darling, I did not come here to debate, I no longer debate stupid right wing nuts such as yourself. No, I’m here for one reason only, to poke you idiots with a stick.

          • Phleb

            Lt. Col. “Mad” Jack Churchill was only British soldier in WWII known to have killed an enemy soldier with a longbow. “Mad Jack” insisted on going into battle armed with both a medieval bow and a claymorE sword.

          • Phleb

            In 2008 scientists discovered a new species of bacteria that lives in hairspray.

          • Phleb

            There is a glacier called “Blood Falls” in Antarctica that regularly pours out red liquid, making it look like the ice is bleeding. (It’s actually oxidised salty water.)

          • Phleb

            Melting glaciers and icebergs make a distinctive fizzing noise known as “bergy seltzer”.

          • Phleb

            The first American film to show a toilet being flushed on screen was Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.

          • Phleb

            Powerful earthquakes can permanently shorten the length of Earth’s day, by moving the spin of the Earth’s axis. The 2011 Japan earthquake knocked 1.8 microseconds off our days. The 2004 Sumatra quake cost us around 6.8 microseconds.

          • Phleb

            A family of people with blue skin lived in Kentucky for many generations. The Fulgates of Troublesome Creek are thought to have gained their blue skin through combination of inbreeding and a rare genetic condition known as methemoglobinemia.

      • Phleb

        The Dutch village of Giethoorn has no roads; its buildings are connected entirely by canals and footbridges.

    • Tracy Lund

      Believe me sweet cheeks, you have far more in common with Stalin than any liberal on the planet. Stalin was not a liberal. Again, you are an idiot. A vile and nasty one, but an idiot all the same.

      • Phleb

        In 1993, San Francisco held a referendum over whether a police officer called Bob Geary was allowed to patrol while carrying a ventriloquist’s dummy called Brendan O’Smarty. He was.

    • Edmund Burke

      I’ve found that out. Sounds like the rear end of Obama making noise. We’ve heard of a slant on a story, but that p.os. is part of state run media.

    • Aaron

      It’s a propaganda and dupe training site, they are cultivating an exceedingly narrow-minded world view that is easily threatened by “outsider” opinions.

      I found myself banned for questioning their idiot assumptions about discrimination.

      • Leeada47

        Aaron, thank you for your answer. I came here once, and feel I will not gain anything from this site. I wish you well.

      • dan690

        I think they also ban the truth.

        • HONEY WEST

          Yes, they do.
          I disagreed with an article and I was trolled, flagged and banned.
          They cursed me out, yet I was the bad guy.

        • PissedoffinAZ

          Says the guy thinks Joe Arpaio is part of “everything good in America.”

          Newsflash from Arizona – Arpaio is absolutely the epitome of everything BAD in America – and finally Arizonans are tired of paying for his murder settlements, (real ones, not like the Clinton conspiracies) his lawsuits, his harassment of family members of perceived enemies, his letting thousands of rape cases go uninvestigated so he could play Racist Birther cop. Piece of Shit just like his buddy Trump.

          • Anon

            Aspiring LEO, liberal and democrat but I got banned for not thinking cops are racist trigger happy dimwits, and I’m glad Arpaio is out.

          • PissedoffinAZ

            Only bad part is Drumpf may put Joe in a federal position where he can do even more damage.

            Probably 95% of cops are not trigger-happy dimwits, but as always, a minority with ample media coverage makes everyone look bad. Look what people of color have to deal with in terms of coverage and bias – and the fallout for them can be measured in the seconds before the 5%’er draws a gun and shoots.

          • Anon

            It seems like no matter what side you are on, the minority always ruins it for the good/innocent people. Media blows it up 150%

          • PissedoffinAZ

            The electoral college certainly proved that point. Stunning that a vestigial organ of slavery still serves its purpose, elevating the wants of the few over the needs of the many.

          • Ragnar Bloodlet

            This is a very ignorant comment that’s typical of comments seen on the raw story site.

        • Rawstory bans anyone who says something logical. It’s an emotions only comment board.
          There’s a boycott on Rawstory advertisers now. (Feb 2017)
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        • poppy72

          They DO ban the truth

      • Kimt

        You have to call commenters names and bully them like Julie Yung in order to not be banned. Speaking logically doesn’t work for Raw Story.

        • HONEY WEST

          I thought it was just me.

        • PissedoffinAZ

          So, you have never been to the site?

          • Long John Dickweed

            Were you dispatched here by the masters to “set the record straight”? You have replied to almost every negative comment on here with trying to defend the site. Usually by completely changing the subject. It’s pathetic and very unconvincing.

          • PissedoffinAZ

            My only master is my 1 year old granddaughter who I am raising. I really was not defending the site so much as harassing the annoying conservatives dickweeds. Wow. I hit the nail on the head this time, huh?

          • Patrick

            aka you’re poor, jobless, and have way too much time on your hands.

          • Kevin Flaherty

            couldn’t be more right

        • Anon

          I did both and got banned lol

      • I got banned and never did learn the reason why so guess whose stories never will get a link from my blog again?

        • ELAINE WILLIAMS

          I got 2 posts removed for using bitching (as in complaining) but people use fu#k and a##hole all the time. Then when I questioned the mod about why fu#k and a#@#hole were ok – I got completely banned. It’s laughable now.

          • Aaron

            It’s a safe space for Liberal morons.

          • Fuk Yu

            either you dont know what liberal means, or you’ve never been the site – just because people call you a moron doesnt make it a good thing.

          • Aaron

            Wow, that’s a whole lot of confused thinking all at once … good going!

          • Fuk Yu

            Are you aware that your comments make no sense ? I now suspect English is not your first language.

          • Aaron

            Yes, you caught that … my English is limited. There are over 1 million words in the English language, I probably know less than 1/10 of that, not to mention the complexities of syntax and grammar! Diphthong? What the hell is a diphthong? Yes indeed, despite my obvious limitation I can’t still manage to declare: You’re a dipshit … anyway I know what that is.

          • Fuk Yu

            I’m so glad you now understand what people are saying when you hear, often, “you’re a dipshit”.
            I assume its’s because of your odd opinions, maybe your barbaric religion/culture, maybe your breath. I don’t really care. All I know for sure is you have a misunderstood notion of ‘liberal’ and ‘moron’. for the latter try looking in a mirror.

          • Revolutionary

            Raw story is horrible, and it is a place for liberal morons. They are the exact people conservatards make fun of. Go to Raw Story right now….95% of their stories are pure Trump slime stories. Its almost laughable. Raw Story used to be really, really good maybe 10 years ago. But it is trash now.

          • PissedoffinAZ

            You mean they cover the lies and malarkey Trump is peddling? And the fools who know nothing about government, history or politics who think he is je-sus and is going to “rescue” them from their “living hell”?

          • Wrong, he’s going to rescue us from your living hell. So enjoy yourself.

          • Patrick

            Have you killed yourself? Just checking in.

          • Exactly. It turned 180 deg. at some point. I’m shocked at the difference.

          • HONEY WEST

            It’s not at all liberal OR progressive to me in there.

          • PissedoffinAZ

            Says the conservative moron.

          • BusterB

            Says the winner to the looser.

          • PissedoffinAZ

            Ultimately the country is the loser. Congratulations.

          • Groped Again

            Good comment. A bunch of morans were stupid enough to sign a contract with a “businessman” who admits to cheating those who work for him. He calls it not paying for inferior work-wow! I’ve been in construction all my life and can say that only rarely does a job get past the first phase(and the first draw) without an assessment having been made. Trump is a lying amoral psychopath. A crook. I believe he is a rapist as well. But the worst thing about signing a contract with such a person to be POTUS is the real danger he poses to the whole human race with his mental illness. I’m old. I’ve had a life. My kids and yours deserve the the chance for the same.

          • PissedoffinAZ

            Owners/operators, residential remodeling, so . 3500 lawsuits – that would be 90-100 “bad contractors” a year. Literally impossible. And that’s only the ones who sued. I imagine there were many more who could not afford to. I am appalled at the number of small biz people who supported him. They are exactly the kind of people he ruined. We have mental illness in the family, so saw that right away. He is a textbook Narcissist. I am nauseated by the so-called normal wing of the GOP, alternately groveling and running scared. They say the Dems have no balls. HA! The GOP has been castrated, and I don’t think they realize it yet.

          • Groped Again

            The GOP has been castrated? Dunno. In some ways I hope you’re right, though the GOP are the ones who will have to check Trump when that happens, as it must. Surely they must have some sense of the danger he poses to the republic-and the whole world. We know morality and common decency aren’t in their makeup, or his. His mental problems also make him, in some ways, a tabula rasa for McConnell and Ryan. Look how his interactions with the President have gone. After he talks with BHO he speaks nicely about him. Later, after his hater advisers have had a chance to speak to him, he changes his tune. Scary!

          • PissedoffinAZ

            18 days later, I think the GOP is in even bigger trouble than they thought, not to mention the country. Disaster looms.

          • Typical psycological projection. Deal with your shame and regret; be free.

          • Kevin Flaherty

            Take you’re head out of your ass. Watch something other than CNN and HuffPost. (And Raw Story)

          • Kevin Flaherty

            I swear to god if anyone says “you spelled your wrong”, I will hurt myself

          • Redpillib

            LOL! See you are under the control of Dumpsterfire’s hypnotic eyes.

          • FiveF

            at least spell moron correctly Redpilllib if you are trying to insult others. Thanks “morans” not sure what that is moron

          • Redpillib

            google images “get a brain, morans”

          • motorcyclerider

            Excellent! I think you’ve got. It’s a ‘safe space’. Explains it all!

          • nonaste

            I’m a liberal and I just got banned after posting there for 12 years. I made a mistake about an article in my comment and got 4 snarky responses. I returned the snark and was told to get fucked by one of the posters. I called him an asshole and next day was banned. The other guy wasn’t. So, maybe you’re right.

          • Aaron

            12 years and you earned no creds with them? This is one of the things that scares me about the Left, if you don’t keep up with the latest rules for political correctness without question, you become an outsider real quick.

          • nonaste

            I think that you’re right. The place appears to be a clique populated by like minded posters who hang out there a lot and don’t tolerate opinions from occasional visitors, like me, who don’t know the secret rules. I made the mistake of criticizing Obama for his weak leadership, although I voted for him twice. I bought into his rhetoric, although it turned out to be just lies to get elected. And then I iced the cake by criticizing Hillary, although I voted for her because Trump was out of the question. These RS denizens don’t care about criticism of their sacred cows. You dare step out of (their) line, you are banned. I experienced this same exact attitude at an acoustic guitar forum I was briefly in. Cliques can be unpleasant towards non members.

          • The Left eats its own.

          • HONEY WEST

            It’snot the language.
            You probably weren’t agreeing with the other readers.
            I think they’re all Clinton employees.

          • PissedoffinAZ

            You were NOT banned for using the term bitching.

          • ELAINE WILLIAMS

            Ok then – maybe you know something I do not. Are you a moderator on RAW Story? I still have no idea why the posts were removed. I question a site moderator about that. I was then banned. No explanation given. As I said before It’s
            laughable now.

            FYI to PissedoffinAZ – try using a real name and at least a partial pic of yourself. Anonymous/no pic posters tend to have a very high rate of troll-ism.

          • PissedoffinAZ

            Elaine, if you were removed just for saying, that would be wrong. There is a ton of bad language on Raw Story. The posts I have seen deleted usually were overtly racist, or misogynistic or similar. Raw Story is a political site, not a forum for hate. You get by with calling another poster a name, and including like-minded folks, but lumping his/her entire race or religion into that insult might get you yanked. I think I got something deleted once, but can’t remember if it was on RS.

            I personally do not think even the most acrimonious posts should be removed, and others agree. I hate going to a comment about a post, then finding that it has been deleted. I prefer sites that, if they block it, still have a view option.

            As for using my own name, I do in some forums, not others. I occasionally post about situations that would inappropriately expose personal information of others if I used my name. This site did not use my avatar.

          • ELAINE WILLIAMS

            I am still bewildered. I am not a hate speaker and in no way a racists. I find both those thing offensive. Name calling is also out for me. There is no reason for it. The RAW moderator would never tell me why I was banned. Maybe they had me mixed us with someone else. Anyway – I’m over RAW.

          • Robert Williams

            They censor everyone that don’t agree with them. Don’t feel special. More “fake news”, that Trump speaks of.

          • ELAINE WILLIAMS

            Meh – not even a first name, initial and a partial pic? Sorry – I don’t buy that.

          • Robert Williams

            The post I see deleted are the ones that simply don’t agree with the extreme left.

          • Patrick

            I had a comment removed for calling someone “cuck.”

        • poppy72

          Yes I got banned,when I inquired I never got a reply.

        • Daniel Spain

          This site is very biased.

      • InsaneToTheMembrane

        The top section in the image below was my original comment. I called Hillary Clinton a “low-life detestable biatch” and got banned for using the word “biatch”. It was right while I seen her flat out smear and lie about Bernie Sanders in the democratic debate. I was a little mad at that moment as you can see in my comment.

        The middle section is all I could screen capture from Disqus because by the time I seen the warning by Roxanne it was too late, the original post on Raw Story was deleted and I was banned. It shows Roxanne telling me to “Change it now or get banned”. I didn’t see her post in time ( maybe it was about 5 minutes later that I noticed it). She had already banned me.

        The bottom section shows a comment by “MagnaDave” towards Ted Cruz. All he got was a “How do you REALLY feel?” from Roxanne. Go figure.

        • ELAINE WILLIAMS

          Tell me about it – why is fu#k and a##hole ok on RS?

        • Voulke

          I’d express some shock and say “Unbelievable!”, but really, virtually the same thing happened to me.

          • HONEY WEST

            ME TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • HONEY WEST

          I said Hillary was not my “first choice” and that got me banned.

          It wasn’t the language you used.

          You can use any word under the sun to label anyone but Clinton. You can use any word under the sun to disparage a reader who does not support Clinton.

        • ELAINE WILLIAMS

          Seeing that your post is 5 months old and knowing what we know now about the DNC, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and the emails showing that they were clearly undermining Sanders campaign– I’d swear you must have a crystal ball!

          • Aaron

            It’s certainly possible that RS is supported by the DNC or dark Leftist money as a propaganda outlet.

          • John Genryu

            More than possible. They regularly ban anyone who criticises Hillary or Neo Liberal so called Democrats.

        • FiveF

          notice how many times the guy said “f***” and yet because he hates Cruz and Trump he gets the nod

      • ELAINE WILLIAMS

        OMG! I used the word bitching (for complaining) in a comment – not name calling – I don’t do that! So I questioned why moderators on RS are ok with people using fu#k and a##hole? Guess what? I got banned for asking that question. Oh well.

      • Cruella DeVille

        Yep, they just banned me for simply saying it’s wrong to physically attack someone for saying something offensive. I decided to do some research on them and found this article.

      • HONEY WEST

        It’s a bullshit rag that flags anyone who doesn’t agree with everyone else.
        It has the same trolls in there for years.
        They gang up, flag and joke about having the mod(s) ban you.

      • ELAINE WILLIAMS

        Laughable!

      • Mao Cheng Ji

        Same here: banned, just now. All comments deleted. And I didn’t type any insults or anything like that; banned/deleted just for expressing a different opinion.

        The piece above is making distinctions between ‘liberal’ and ‘progressive’, but it seems like ‘totalitarian’ might be a more accurate description…

        • Aaron

          My concern is that this is the direction they’re taking the country.

          • PissedoffinAZ

            As opposed to the alt-right anti-Semitic, misogynistic, racist, used-to-be-the-fringe direction Trump and Bannon want to take it? Back to the days of redlining, no reproductive rights for women, (or credit, or right to work overtime, or wear pants in restaurants and so much more), no integrated schools or neighborhoods – or marriages, no LGBTQ rights whatsoever.

            We happen to think FORWARD PROGRESS is right direction – not back to ignorance and hatred.

          • Kevin Flaherty

            How many layers of autism are you on?

      • PissedoffinAZ

        Let’s see – you were positively commenting on an article entitled “Left Wing Nut Jobs Demand More Safe Spaces, Harrass White Students”

        I suspect you were banned for being a racist prick.

        • ELAINE WILLIAMS

          And I suspect you are an RS moderator.

          • FiveF

            exactly Elaine – what a tool

      • motorcyclerider

        I had the same experience. Banned on the first post, which was a question. Wouldn’t it be great if RawStory ran the country?

      • Redpillib

        I won’t try to kid you, Aaron. The RS moderators can get a little touchy sometimes-I was briefly banned myself for getting into it with another commenter. However. after pointing out that I had been the subject of the attack, not vice versa, they lightened right up. Altogether a great site, though.

        • FiveF

          hahahaha – ok RS mod welcome back

      • manosteele

        “assumptions about discrimination.” Man that sets off all sorts of bells and whistles.

      • Kevin Flaherty

        Yep. I got banned for simply calling them out for being close-minded liberals, and within a couple hours I was banned, and had 10 comments telling me I’m retarded, an idiot, etc. Very, very, very sad If I say so myself

    • BJ001

      I got banned from commenting on that site and I just stated an opinion well within the rules of the site. No name calling, cursing, or anything. These same left wingers always come to right wing sites and spout off and all I did was just comment on one story that I had happened to come across on Google that I just felt i had to chime in about. Despite all of their talk about tolerance liberals sure can’t even tolerate even an opinion even slightly disagreeing with them.

      • yabbed

        You can be banned for not supporting Bernie Sanders, too. The moderators are berniebots and if you dare question Bernie or post anything favorable to Hillary you will be outta there, no matter how civil your post.

        • Helena Jensen

          That’s funny because this Bernie Sanders supporter just got banned.

          • ELAINE WILLIAMS

            I did too and was because I questioned them over the use of ‘bitching’ while fu#k and a##hole are use all the time. Guess they didn’t like the question.

          • HONEY WEST

            That was me.

          • Anon

            Democrat, voted bernie and liberal but I got banned for being an aspiring LEO and cop supporter.

          • FiveF

            maybe you should think about voting differently. Any side that says you cannot have an opinion or “any opinion you have must be ours or it is wrong” I will vehemently oppose. They are taking away the #1 freedom this country has and that is free speech even if it is poor.

          • Anon

            I mean it’s too late to change my vote. All aren’t like that though, I’ve been on the bad end of both progressives and conservatives. It’s really strange to be hated by a subset of each group but I have to remember that the vast majority isn’t like that. Free speech isn’t in danger, if you consider being banned from a website, as censoring you. Then those people are the real snowflakes. Speech isn’t 100% free in the US to begin with. A lot of it isn’t protected.

          • FiveF

            I vote with my logic and conscience every time. The best you can do is impact local elections but honestly things are bad in the political spectrum. Have you not heard all the rhetoric from left sites about we need to censor speech? That is what I mean by attacking free speech and these people are buying it. Frankly – I have seen that it is not the vast majority – the vast majority of the left which I have equal friends as I do the right are greatly different in the way they express they will hear nothing from another opinion and defend there decision to “unfriend” those people that do not agree with them over a differing opinion. The media stirs up this hatred and then many choose to believe it. It’s crazy. People give way to much power to the media and sites like RS

        • Obsidian

          No, the site is Pro-Clinton, and has been from the beginning. I just got banned for calling them out on that bias after they ran a story who’s only purpose was to smear Sanders supporters.

          • HONEY WEST

            EXACTLY.

          • ELAINE WILLIAMS

            @Obsidian – knowing what we know now about the DNC and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and the emails where they are clearly sidelining Bernie Sanders – I’d say this is a very correct assessment

        • HONEY WEST

          They hate Bernie in there.
          What are you talking about?
          They are HILBOTS.

        • John Genryu

          In fact it’s the opposite. Bernie supporters are banned, the site is relentlessly pro Hillary and the neo Liberals.

      • PissedoffinAZ

        If it makes you fell any better, I posted liberal stuff on a White Socialist site, had all my comments removed, and was blocked. So it goes both ways.

        • BJ001

          At least those people don’t go around claiming to be so open minded and tolerant. The left claims to be that but many have proven they are anything but.

          • PissedoffinAZ

            Hell of a lot more open minded than the typical conservative, much less the new “alt-right” variety.

          • John Genryu

            Hardly, when posters are banned for pointing out Hillary’s factual record and for supporting Bernie Sanders. You’re a pretty obvious shill and nobody is fooled by you. In fact, it seems that you have a connection to RS and that merits investigation. Look forward to being outed on my YouTube show, along with RS as a whole.

          • PissedoffinAZ

            Yeah, right , you show me evidence posters are banned for FACTUAL evidence, as opposed to the repeated lies you THINK are “evidence”.
            Please, oh please “out me” on You Tube. I hunger for my 15 minutes of fame. And please ask RS to send me a check, since it seems I “have a connection”.

          • ELAINE WILLIAMS

            Methinks thou dost protest – way too much. Busted.

        • ELAINE WILLIAMS

          I still think you are an RS moderator. Why were you on a ‘white socialist’ site anyway – mr. no real name or ID?

        • FiveF

          lies – go away you troll.

          • PissedoffinAZ

            I assume that was snark? ‘Cause you know it’s true…..and the last time I trolled was fishing in Wisconsin 40+ years ago.

  • Leeada47

    Raw story is garbage, once you comment here, you can’t get free of the scum

    • Tracy Lund

      Go and get some home made lye soap, you know, like your grandmother used to make, and soak in a very hot tub and scrub yourself good and raw with a wire brush. That ought to take care of it ?

      • Phleb

        Sigurd the Mighty, a ninth-century Norse earl of Orkney, was killed by an enemy he had beheaded several hours earlier. He’d tied the man’s head to his horse’s saddle, but while riding home one of its protruding teeth grazed his leg. He died from the infection.

    • Tracy Lund

      So glad the “scum” is upon you forever. Perhaps one day you will become human after all. One can only hope.

      • Phleb

        Experiments show that male rhesus macaque monkeys will pay to look at pictures of female rhesus macaques’ bottoms.

  • Edmund Burke

    Raw story is the most liberal, biased web story/blog site out there. They suck, and they are very heavy on the comment removed/banned aspect when you challenge their radically leftist posters. Don’t waste your time with their garbage, you’re not missing much.

    • Aaron

      I think it’s a grooming site for Liberal propaganda dupes.

  • shikha lemuel

    This site is garbage. They just post stories to make conservatives look stupid, and they never post about liberals sick crimes against the public. Totally one sided. Even some of the stories are stretched to fit their agenda. Agenda is so transparent.

    • Tracy Lund

      Conservatives ARE stupid.

      • shikha lemuel

        I have read your comments on this site and could not even finish. Your anger and hate seethes from your inner being, and your language is offensive. I am sorry for whatever has made you so angry, you will be in my prayers.

        • Tracy Lund

          You want to know what is really fucking offensive? Not the language, its the criminally mean and unjust GOP and their stupid gun humping, poor hating, environment destroying, money worshiping, racist, homophobic, misogynistic, theocratic, war loving, science denying, constituents, THAT that right there is what is truly offensive.

          So take your bullshit condescending prayers and stick them up your self righteous ass shikha, because there is zero wrong with my anger.

          Now, hate you say, no, I am not seething with hate, I AM seething with frustration at stupid, (yes stupid) people who actually do spend their time hating other people who are different (from what they perceive themselves to be) and whom, because of this stupid (yes stupid) hatred, seek to either strip these “others” of their rights, or flat out deny them their rights based on this stupid notion that their sky daddy (God) tells them to hate these particular brothers and sisters,THAT, I do have.

          • shikha lemuel

            My dear child, you are exactly what you say you are frustrated with others for. YOU hate those different from you. YOU hate those who do not agree with your thinking, and YOU hate people who pray. Just read over your comments. I do not hate you or anyone else, I do not even know you. I may not agree with something , but I never hate or call things intolerable because it is not my way of living. God never told anyone to hate, in fact the only command in the New Testament is found in 1 John 4:7-8, spoken by Jesus… Love one another. This is what I live by.

          • Tracy Lund

            Look, stop being a condescending asshole. Number one, I am not a child.Number two, anger and hate are not the same thing, nor is frustration. Three, count them, three (3) different things.

            Just because I think that self righteous religious ponces are at best hypocrites, at worst, promoters of injustice, does not mean I hate. I have every right to be angry with theocratic jackassery trying to bully the world into praying to what ever skydaddy they believe in.

            Four (4) some things ARE intolerable, you are being a silly Pollyanna if you really believe that nonsense.

            If you want to live by what you think a mythical being may have said, I am fine with it, but thumping your Bible at a non be.liver is nothing but mere self righteous hogwash.

          • shikha lemuel

            It does not change the fact that you are being the type of person you say you do not like and call foul names to. Just like you don’t want to be forced into praying to a god or God, I don’t want my right to be able to taken from me. (Hillary’s plan)
            How can religious people promote injustice? I can list a lot of things nonreligious liberals encourage that is not helpful to the human race, family unit, human body or environment including the murder of unborn children.
            I am not self righteous, nor do I think I am better than anyone. However, I have experienced a supernatural change along with prophetic dreams and therefore fear for those who do not listen to the still small voice. I can tell you are very intelligent, and so I wonder why you don’t study prophecy and the news side by side, just so you can prove it is all nonsense of course.

          • Tracy Lund

            OK, in a nutshell, all you have stated to me is that you are delusional, paranoid, and don’t believe in science.

          • Tracy Lund

            I have actually studied the prophesies…conclusion, self serving nonsense used by the powerful in order to control the masses.

            Religion has been the number one promoter of injustice in the world for thousands of years. You seem intelligent, how do you not know this?

          • Phleb

            The first man to urinate on the moon was Buzz Aldrin, shortly after stepping onto the lunar surface.

          • shikha lemuel

            All you have stated to me is hate and intolerance. I feel sorry for you. Whatever happened to make you a bitter angry person must have been horrid. Forgiveness of others indiscretions can bring physical, mental and emotional healing. Consider it.

          • Phleb

            This is Tracy’s brother. Best to ignore it. It might go away.

            https://youtu.be/avep_1vbUOA

          • Phleb

            During World War II, the crew of the British submarine HMS Trident kept a fully grown reindeer called Pollyanna aboard their vessel for six weeks (it was a gift from the Russians).

          • rosebuddear

            Hillary has no plan to take away your right to pray to whatever imaginary friend you want.
            You most certainly are self-righteous. How can religious people promote injustice, well erm, Salem Witch Trials, the Inquisition, you must be kidding.

          • Phleb

            Light doesn’t necessarily travel at the speed of light. The slowest we’ve ever recorded light moving at is 38 mph.

          • BJ001

            You are talking to a parody account I think.

      • Phleb

        Everyone has a unique tongue print, just like fingerprints.

  • 2sour4me

    Some stories are interesting and others are just the authors opinion on white people. Which I just roll my eyes at.

    • Tracy Lund

      Stupid racist person alert.

      • 2sour4me

        Nothing I said was racist. Try again.

      • Phleb

        Hey, Did you know in 2007, an American man named Corey Taylor tried to fake his own death in order to get out of his cell phone contract without paying a fee. It didn’t work.

  • Steve Kiefer

    raw story routinely censors any opinions that contradict the liberal line. Just goes to show how liberals feel about free speech.

    • bloop

      It’s so true! Fuck that site. I read it just to see where the weirdo liberal idiots are heading.

    • Liberty For All

      Exactly, that’s why their viewpoints will never be mainstream.

  • Ingsoc

    I would love to know who finances them. They are statist propaganda.

  • marco polo

    Pathetic site

    • EndlessRepetition

      Well, they seem to have erased all your comments before I could reply. No matter. You made your intent clear enough. Now let me make mine. You say I should not speak for Trump supporters. Well why not when I am a Trump supporter? I want your boy Trump to take the GOP nomination. It will a very healthy and sorely needed lesson in responsible politics for the GOP.

      • bloop

        Trump baby!

  • bloop

    I fucking hate RAW STORY. I once made some comments and was instantly banned. Liberal idiots.

  • They blocked me after one post. CPUSA or Cowards.

  • InsaneToTheMembrane

    The top section in the image below was my original comment. I called Hillary Clinton a “low-life detestable biatch” and got banned for using the word “biatch”. It was right while I seen her flat out smear and lie about Bernie Sanders in the democratic debate. I was a little mad at that moment as you can see in my comment.

    The middle section is all I could screen capture from Disqus because by the time I seen the warning by Roxanne it was too late, the original post on Raw Story was deleted and I was banned. It shows Roxanne telling me to “Change it now or get banned”. I didn’t see her post in time ( maybe it was about 5 minutes later that I noticed it). She had already banned me.

    The bottom section shows a comment by “MagnaDave” towards Ted Cruz. All he got was a “How do you REALLY feel?” from Roxanne. Go figure.

  • Phleb

    They just blocked me. What crime did I commit?
    I posted the Supreme Court ruling to back up my argument! What a joke of a so-called news site.

    • Liberty For All

      Yeah, they are not a news site, they are liberal rag with zero tolerance for differing viewpoints and their readers are incapable of a logical, reasoned debate.

  • Liberty For All

    It’s an awful site that bans people with differing viewpoints.

  • dan690

    They are afraid of the truth.

  • Candlefly

    Raw Story will ban anyone that doesn’t toe their line of thought. If you have a differing opinion you had best keep it to yourself or ZAP! you’re gone. It’s a waste of time, worthless dribble, journalism I think not. They killed the 1st amendment and buried it under a pile of crap.

  • THETRUTH

    I got banned after being attacked by numerous posters.
    One of the posters Warned me that I’d get banned.
    Another, told me they would report me.
    I wasn’t even anti-topic but they perceived me as being such!
    The more I explained myself the more they attacked me!
    It was surreal!

    • Dan []

      I go there fairly often, and I have to say I’ve seen the same thing happen lots of times, and to people who are actually in agreement with the opinions in the article, AND the people attacking them, for the most part. It’s happened to me to some extent, but I don’t engage with people who think an argument consists of name calling and cussing. It’s definitely surreal when it happens, but usually it doesn’t get to the point of full on craziness. It’s not a good way to treat your allies, but some people are just more interested in having a fight with someone than a reasonable discussion.

  • yabbed

    I unsubscribed from Raw Story but I’m just checking to see if I’m still banned.

  • candytripz

    It’s a far left sjw propaganda site. Banned for saying the Ghostbuster trailer was hated for being bad, not because people are sexist. lol

  • Joel

    I just read a story at Rawstory and tried to post something using my disqus account and they said I was banned from that site, but not disqus. I don’t remember ever having posted there before in my life, so how did they get my user id?

  • Paul Lee

    Total liberal echo chamber. Not a free speech zone. Might be good to read side by side with Breitbart to see where the lunatic fringe is at.

  • Gray Mann

    So I see Raw Story bans liberals and supports the Third Way of thinking, sad to see.

  • dougdiggler

    Raw Story: Soros funded bullshit for fake “Progressives” who value Polar Bears and transgendered people more than working class Americans. They can cram it!

  • Aaron Thummel

    I was banned from commenting on any of their posts because I said that under US law, hate speech is protected speech and that you cannot legally justify violence because of it. I guess they really hate US law and any dissenting opinions.

  • Ronald Kuivinen

    I was just banned from using Discus for posts that had a different view other then most of the others on Raw Story. I kept things civil but was called names by other posters but I was the one banned. I guess liberal progressives aren’t that open minded to hearing other point so view.

  • dan690

    All their stories are based on biased lies.

  • Sid

    Raw Story is a FAKE news site. They have been sued multiple times for slander and libel. The best part is that it’s readers get malware and viruses after visiting the site. Serves them right.

  • Joe Biggs

    I was just banned because I disagreed with a story written by LORRAINE BERRY, the stories title is, wait for it………..”Toxic masculinity: The Stanford rapist and the Orlando shooter are two sides of the same bent coin”

    In this farce the writer tried to claim that both the Orlando story and the Stanford rape cases the same because of blah blah blah men blah blah blah men and blah blah blah hate of women and gays.”

    At first I thought it was a joke or hoax, but then I kept reading and was shocked to the stupidity of it. So I called her on her story by calling it a farce. Then I had the audacity to actually point out some of her silly theories and “BINGO”. Then snow flake’s were set on fire and rainbow unicorn’s heads began to burst. Since they could not refute anything I said they began with name calling.

    Shouts of “He’s a Troll”, “Go back to 4Chan” (what the heck is 4Chan?), “MRA Troll” (what the heck is MRA?)…….

    The snow flakes at RawStory.com are living in their Leftist utopia with absolutely no concept of debate.

  • Voulke

    They’ll delete your account the moment you express a dissenting view.

  • Kevin Hall

    They banned me from the site for this comment:

    This event was staged, it was bullshit. If it wasn’t staged. there’s no way the media would’ve even done a story on this, period. Their lies are not working anymore. There’s always going to be conspiracy around all of these events when you have supposed relatives coming out an hour after the shooting calling for gun control. Think about it. Every single one of these people have gone out of their way to call for gun control measures.

    Orlando shooting survivor harassed by online conspiracy kooks as a ‘crisis actor’ in a staged event
    Kevin Hall
    Kevin Hall 7 days ago
    Removed

  • Sabretruthtiger
  • chordshot

    I got banned for speaking my conservative mind.

  • chordshot

    Bunch of liberal, hate filled morons who think that they are more intelligent than any conservative. As soon as I cornered any of those idiots, the moderators would star banning process. They couldn’t stand watching their minions insulted and made to look stupid…lol

  • bobbyggg

    Raw Story is a liberal hate site. And when you WIN a discussion there, they ban you. TOO EASY!!!!

  • nothin2do

    don’t try to post facts on their site.You will be blocked.All racial liberals who will attack you if you share true facts

  • Robert Lusty

    They banned me for posting the below cartoon on one of their Trump bashing, anti NRA article.

    Reminds me of Tyrion’s quote: “When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.”

    • HONEY WEST

      I bet they cursed you the hell out and threatened to flag you beforehand.
      They did that to me.

  • Willie McGraw

    Raw Story is propaganda media just like the mainstream media who suppresses the truth from those who disagree with their crap!

    • HONEY WEST

      True. They suck ass.

  • Fuk Yu

    They ban the truth and informed discussions. Its simply a disgrace.
    I got banned for disagreeing with some moronic rant posted there – no swearing, no disrespect, just pointing out the mistakes in the rant.
    So fuck um and the narrow minded chicken shits hiding there.

  • corey2444

    They just blocked me earlier, not because I used bad language, not because I used personal attacks, not because I used spam. But because I’m not a good little collective Liberal thinker.. Expect to see much more of the posts deletes across all Liberal news and blog sites as the election get closer. They pull this crap every election now.

  • Garrett Fisher

    I got banned from there today. They even called me a troll and an ahole. Those comments are still there. But all my comments that were normal were deleted. Those people are a joke. Actually they are borderline retarded.

  • DeadPhish

    Rawstory will ban progressives that do not support Hillary Clinton. They will remove every post you have ever made and ban you (even when you follow the terms of use), but will leave other comments calling you names and using profanity – which is against their term of use.

    They have an agenda and are bullies against progressives that do not tow the line. Laughable and not worth your time.

  • Jasamine Molly

    All you have to do is question anything in an article or respond to any of their snowflakes and you get banned. I consider it an honor.

  • HONEY WEST

    It’s a bullshit rag that flags anyone who doesn’t agree with everyone else.
    It has the same trolls in there for years.
    They gang up, flag and joke about having the mod(s) ban you.

  • bobbyggg

    Yeah, I got banned from the raw story site for just questioning a little liberal. Seems to me nothing more than a hate site catering to the low info/low IQ crowd. If you go there and don’t agree with everything they say, be prepared for the onslaught of the most vile, hate-filled venom (breaking their own board rules I might add) and then you are banned. HYSTERICAL!!

  • costogie

    they are anti white to the core. a difference in opinion is banned. these rejects
    are worse than any kkk i ve only heard about. the left are so tolerant..lolol

  • Brad

    Just got banned there. Awful leftist website.

  • john

    This site is run by communists and funded by George Soros. I was just banned for disagree with their lies and BS.

  • Ken

    Just got banned for saying Clinton will likely end in prison from the upcoming wikileaks drop. And all my comments removed. Lol I guess Raw Story doesnt like non-conforming opinions.

  • DatBus

    Communists. There are dozens and dozens of deceptive Leftist “news” sources all up and down our newsfeeds, but Rawstory takes the CAKE. They are straight up “progressive” marxists. To them speaking the truth is “hate speech” and they won’t hesitate to silence you when you point out their deception – which is common.

  • Mmik

    Yep, got banned for posting FBI statistics that refuted opinions of the commenters.

  • ninjakiller

    I got banned for using the term “sjw”. The site has major blinders on. I used to mock republicans for complaining about “political correctness” but the new left has turned into straight out propagandists railing and screaming whenever someone disagrees with them. Google “tublrinas” and “sjws” to see what I mean.

    For the record I’m liberal, but when EVERYONE is a racist, or guilty of crimes for simply being white or a man, you’ve lost and simply slid into self-parody.

    • Well said.

    • suzeeqbl

      Thank you for you discussing issues without blinders on.

  • justamaz

    I got banned and I don’t even no why, unless it’s just conservative views. Never use foul language or any abbreviations of.

  • I can vouch that they do ban people who “think differently”. Usually journalists have a thicker skin. But The Raw Story is unusual in that it will allow people to post all sorts of ad hominem attacks on each other in spite of what they write in their TOS. The abusive comments will go on for pages — and, from the looks of it, many of those people are on *every single story, every single week*. Then comes along someone who posts a comment with sources and doesn’t drag it into the mud with abusive language and without any warning the Raw Story mods ban that individual. In the meantime, any comments that were left before the ban, particularly if they attempted to put any other perspective on an issue, will illicit accusations of “concern trolling”. (Never even heard that term before; it’s not like all of their readers are under the age of 21!) With even a slight amount of effort the Raw Story site Mods could have verified on my profile that my comments are diverse. I don’t stick around on one site for so long as to even become a factor in warding off visitors the way a lot of readers who participate in these “communities” do (which is what Raw Story should be more concerned about — people who create a hostile climate on their Comments section). At worst some of my comments are long – because when you really want to do a topic justice you can’t just post one-line zingers. Raw Story site mods should realize that if they ban too many people over too many years — but not because they truly violated policy by attacking writers or using hateful or threatening speech — they will eventually work themselves out of an audience, and with the exception of the “haters” nobody will be following them. That’s not a good business plan over the long term because on this site and others their reputation for trying to step on their discussion sections will catch up with them.

  • Long John Dickweed

    If you look at the site right now, sift through the 10,000 anti-Trump articles and try to find an “about us” or “contact us” page from the main page you won’t find one. Searching their directory and typing in http://www.rawstory.com/about-us/ does lead to a page saying: “About” then “kjlkjlkjlkjlk lkjlkj lkj” as the description. Complete cowardly hit Marxist hit piece site.

  • BusterB

    The liberal nut job haven as of last Wednesday. They are flocking here cause they have few other places to go.

  • sdSpec

    This is the most anti-white race baiting, dividing site I have seen outside of MSM. Fuck these people.

  • ForsakenEagle

    Got banned for commenting the truth. Trash website for trash ideologues.

  • Patricia Wilson

    I got myself banned and i’m damn proud of it …

  • SimJim

    I had no idea about Raw Story. A regular Yahoo reader I was linked to them now and then. I made the mistake of commenting on an article they wrote noting the extreme bias and mistakes in the story. Months later when I came across another of their stories, which was predictably slanted, I found out they banned me when I attempted to comment. I then read their rules…pretty much makes Stalin look reasonable. I usually avoid news sites which don’t allow comments (since comments often have more value than the actual stories). Raw Story won’t be gaining the benefit of my eyes again. I am flattered they banned me though…first time I’ve had that happen!

  • Finn

    I like Raw Story, but was banned a few weeks ago, without explanation. I think it was because one comment didn’t appreciate my questions about his opinions and believes. I don’t think I was overly nasty. Anyway, there seems to be no way to contact the moderator for answers. I’ve sent two emails to the one contact they provide, with no response. I’m frustrated.

  • Cahz74

    Jeeze what an explaination. Shoosh, people can really place anything online.. incredible how people are freely allowed to MANIPULATE the public. First ammendment aint sticky pertaining to inciting riots, to cause any unwarranted/injust harmfull/dangerous inflictions/afflictions of/to any people so to purposefully/intrusively hinder… donald is saying that there is a market for the “uneducated”. no research So, my take away. How is it different from the person to have captured the conflict in BALTIMORE that had “lead” to rioting? hey, No one feels that anyone being free to MANIPULATE PUBLIC isn’t as incendiary- that is designed to cause fires? we all have become careless of being carefull

  • miller415

    I just hate me a site that tries to use facts as evidence of what they report!
    Thats why i’s just watch Foxs news for my reporting!

  • Groped Again

    I don’t even see how anyone could ask such a question. Raw Story is just that-a “just the facts ma’am,” kind of place. The commenters get a little raw sometimes, though too. RS is certainly unlike, say, Alex Jones or even Fox, where they need to make up a new story every day!

  • Rightazz

    RAWSTORY IS A FAKE NEWS SIGHT

  • NWO BIGMOUTH

    it’s a lie

  • Marine Core Soldier

    Raw story is a joke. Other users spewed insults and didn’t even post anything offensive back, yet I was the one banned without explanation. These people are a joke.

  • Bob Maschi

    Raw Story itself is a centrist/liberal site with a definite “Clinton” agenda. It’s changed from what it was a few years ago (it was once more to the left). But the REAL problem with Raw Story is that the comment section has been taken over by paid trolls. Correct the Record (CTR) I bet (Look them up).

  • Jamie Schecter

    I got banned but after the initial shock, I have come to appreciate it. RawStory is total a fluff, life-in-the-bubble site. The articles are, at best, poorly written and are nothing more than click bait. The place could be fun at times, but it was like watching MSNBC – repetitive and unimaginative.

    Don’t know for sure, but I think they went through a big purge after the election. I recently stopped by there just to take a look and saw very few of the UIDs that were always there. I also noticed quite a few This comment was deleted. notations in various stories which could have been any number of banned users, but it seemed a bit excessive.

    Oh well. It was fun for a while but I am glad not to be wasting time there anymore.

  • db

    I turned rawstory off my feed because it’s way too “progressive” ie blatheringly idiotic. I will still read an article there if I’m referred to it by someone I know. I’ll keep in mind who I’m reading and their loose relation to the truth though.

  • Jim Longmire

    I was banned for the following comment: “Lighten up, Francis. Someone being ignorant doesn’t appoint you censor in chief.” Apparently, being anti-censorship is against RS community standards. Don’t waste your time, folks.

    • Jamie Schecter

      RS likes to think they are edgy, but what they really like is a very narrow, homogenized liberal view that hints of progressive thinking but in practice is just sugar coated bubble meanderings. And heaven forbid, as in your case, you call them out for exactly what you called them out for – censorship. Instead of responding, they run down the exact path of what they are being criticized for.

      Again, it was fun for a while but there are better forums that do not gloss over the hard truths or continually wax romantic about ineffective political positions and candidates who clearly should not be in government at all. RS likes things sugar coated which in today’s political environs, is worse than not engaging at all.

      added: who is this ‘Francis‘ you were talking to?

      • laggardly

        see my comment above….sorry pal you are part of the problem.
        The reason Network (the film) is so effective and clever is its over the top

        • hardcore outlet for serious snark and heavy metal irony

          Oh please. you call what they do over there ‘serious snark’? Oh you poor sheltered child.

          No (and I am not sorry ‘pal’), you are part of the bubble culture at sites like RS where every thing is peachy until you get chided for mentioning the incessant navel gazing going on. Sure, it is one thing to go to a site like RS and troll with Breitbart BS, that is a sure-fire way to get booted. However, when wandering outside the paid and bought for DNC line that RS likes to run and that gets you the banhammer, that is not snark, that is ‘life in the bubble‘.

          RS is a very narrow slice of progressivism and more like conservatives in their narrow minded thought policies within their so-called progressive environment. Liberal discourse at RS works great if you follow what RS deems as the approved through line of their thinking.

          pffft….whatever…..enjoy your ‘heavy metal bubble. you sound perfect for RS.

          • laggardly

            I rest my case….You sound like Trump, 20 words for 1 is the sure sign of lies or a failed argument.

      • ELAINE WILLIAMS

        Well put Jamie.

    • ELAINE WILLIAMS

      That’s hilarious! I love that movie!

  • laggardly

    i dont give a tinkers cuss whether its real or not (its actually mainly real with heavy bias)
    What i do care about is the comments section which are downright hysterical.
    There are some bloody funny civilians out there.
    Its the National Enquirer for thinking people, bollocks to Salon, Slate etc – way to serious, pompous, self righteous.
    RAW gives progressives a hardcore outlet for serious snark and heavy metal irony

  • dan690

    Should be called fakestory.

  • JCeezy

    I was banned from there for having a different opinion than those who were sucking off Obama. Terrible website. An echo-chamber where if you don’t fall in line, you’re banned.

    • Absolutely True.
      I was banned for posting:
      The reason why N. Korea got so dangerous is because Obama did nothing to stop them for 8 years.
      1) successful nuclear tests? Check
      2) intercontinental ballistic missiles developped? Check
      3) Obama doing nothing? Double Check.

      And then there’s a boycott on for advertisers on rawstory.
      (Updated Feb 2017)
      Zenni Glasses
      Volvo
      Jeep
      Subaru
      Toyota

  • so much for unbiased free speech and self expression then, eh? Is that what is perceived to be happening here?

  • This comment section has attracted people so looney, they’ve been kicked off Raw Story! So damn funny, it’s better than satire. Sorry screwballs, Raw Story is desperate to regain legitimacy, and you’re simply too transparent.

    • Suffice to say I’m boycotting every advertiser I saw during my brief time on rawstory.
      Zenni Glasses
      Volvo
      Jeep
      Subaru
      Toyota

  • Nullifidian

    I was banned a few months back for arguing with a “truther” who was claiming that the four black people in Chicago who assaulted a young man with limited mental development because he was white were plants placed by the Trump organization to gin up support for the president-elect. Yeah, they managed to find the only four black Trump supporters in Chicago and convinced them to do a good long stretch in prison all to support the Orange Cheeto. Give me a break. But for arguing the common sense position that it really is possible for these black people to have committed a racially-motivated attack without a massive conspiracy behind it, I was called a racist and banned from the site.

  • bud green

    This was my first and ultimately last comment on RAW STORY, “This is more symbolic of liberals becoming unhinged beyond sanity, I love it!”
    I got banned immediately for making this comment, if you don’t make a liberal comment you get banned. They are against FREE SPEECH.

  • Dug

    So I got this notice:”We are unable to post your comment because you have been banned by Raw Story”. I’m not even right wing and they banned me for something. No idea why.

  • darren Last

    I was just banned for mocking Trump but also sympathizing and not bashing those who had to defend him. Claimed liberal bias. Said I was tired of the hypocrisy on both sides of the aisle. I started being attacked and called a troll because I decided not to mindlessly bash absolutely everyone in his administration. So you’re not allowed to be impartial.

    It’s a feeding frenzy for radicals who think they’re liberal. It makes me really hate America even more.

  • JBSPuddintane

    Rawstory is unworthy.
    I avoid it….will not enter it’s articles referenced on disqus, and would avoid its advertisers if I knew who they were.

  • FiveF

    I also got banned – no idea for what except not agreeing with them.

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