July 17, 2009
On July 16, Paul Joseph Watson wrote an article for Prison Planet reporting on the disappearance of comments on the Times Online website. Many of the comments expressed strong opposition to the prospect of mandatory vaccinations by the British government.
[efoods]”On Wednesday 15th July, starting at around 10:30 BST, we started work implementing a completely new comments system on Times Online,” Tom Whitwell, editor of the Times Online, wrote in an email sent to Infowars. “The new comment system overwrote the old comments system. We didn’t censor this article, we removed all old comments from the site.” Mr. Whitwell asked Infowars and Prison Planet to “pass on my apologies to any of your readers who commented and saw their comments disappear.”
“I revisited the article entitled ‘Swine flu vaccine rushed through safety checks’ on the times website, to see if, as I had a suspicion, the comments would be censored as they were predominantly decrying the vaccine,” a Prison Planet reader wrote after the comments disappeared. “Lo and behold, they have all disappeared, and furthermore I noticed the commenting system is now setup so you must register to comment, whereas before it was open to anyone who simply supplied an email address. No doubt this is to discourage anonymous posts, however the registration does of course allow you to type a false name.”
The Times article, authored by David Rose and sans the original comments, can be viewed here. The article states that upward to 20 million Britons could be subjected to the vaccine later this year.
On July 12, Watson wrote an article entitled Brits Tell Goons With Needles To Stick It Where The Sun Don’t Shine. “Respondents to a London Times article concerning the fact that the vaccine will be rushed through safety procedures in just five days, increasing the chances of it causing deaths and injuries in the thousands, as happened with the 1977 mass vaccination program in the U.S. which killed more people than the actual swine flu virus, overwhelmingly indicated that they would refuse to take the shot,” he wrote.