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We Stand with Turtle Boy Sports ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, Dec. 2017

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL
December, 2017

Last month this editorial page highlighted the problem of corporate social media tech-giants (like Facebook and Twitter) censoring political messages their employees don’t agree with.

We were inundated by reader emails telling us that this was a manufactured crisis, claiming that Facebook and Twitter don’t censor messages based on the political or social views of their employees.

They are wrong.

Within a week of our editorial hitting the streets, a legitimate news website called Turtle Boy Sports (turtleboysports.com) had their Facebook page permanently taken down.

Turtle Boy is a news site that exposes government corruption, people abusing the court system, and local con-artists trying to defraud the public.

Because they don’t speak the approved language of political correctness, and target those who are genuinely doing evil, Turtle Boy has a long list of detractors who would like to see them go away.

Facebook is apparently one of them.

As their excuse to censor the site, the employees of the Facebook corporation have accused Turtle Boy of “bullying”.

That’s right, Facebook has now become kindergarten.

This subjective standard of “bullying” on Facebook is troubling. Is CNN going to be censored for “bullying” Donald Trump? Is Fox News going to be censored for “bullying” Hillary Clinton?

For sure, Facebook isn’t wrong about Turtle Boy being a “bully”. But, let’s look at who they are “bullying” and why.

Last month, they published an investigative report on (err.. we mean “bullied”) people like District Attorney Joe Early, who abused his influence to order MA State Troopers to change a police report to cover up the arrest of a judge’s daughter.

The Trooper refused and was severely punished. Turtle Boy exposed that too, and because they did, that trooper has been put back at his original post.
Also, because of Turtle Boy’s story, the head of the Massachusetts State Police had to step down in disgrace. Others were demoted, “retired” or had their “resignations” accepted. There is now a criminal investigation into the corruption of the incident that Turtle Boy exposed.

Turtle Boy has also targeted lowlifes who try to defraud the public with fake GoFund Me pages (a social media fundraising site), deadbeat dads who stalk or harass their ex-wives and girlfriends, and welfare cheats who brag about their crimes on the very Facebook platform that has now censored Turtle Boy.
Turtle Boy names names.

And because they do, they inadvertently highlight the fact that Facebook isn’t censoring the pages of those bragging about their crimes. It’s embarrassing to say the least.

For sure, Turtle Boy’s reporting has also ruffled the feathers of those they cover. We’re sure those stalkers, harassers, deadbeat dads, and corrupt government officials were calling and emailing Facebook the minute their own stories broke, demanding Turtle Boy be taken down.

What is most troubling is that the employees of the Facebook corporation would so willingly capitulate to these criminals. In doing so, they set a horrifying standard for what is acceptable for you to read – with them making the decision.

If the people who run the multi-billion-dollar corporation that is Facebook, can arbitrarily take down news sites based on the subjective political views of the person at Facebook evaluating it – it won’t be long before The Valley Patriot, The Broadside, or the Tribune could qualify for Facebook censorship next.

The subjective term of “decency” is no standard for censoring speech, especially when that speech is true.

Turtle Boy’s investigative reports are true.

In a sea of fake news like CNN and Infowars, we believe there is a desperate need for the public to have access to these real news stories about real people, involved in real scandals, no matter how insensitive the presentation might be.
Facebook doesn’t.

We stand with Turtle Boy!

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The Valley Patriot is a free monthly print newspaper serving Northern Massachusetts, and Southern New Hampshire. The print edition is published by the 10th of each month and is distributed to 51 cities and towns.

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10 Responses to We Stand with Turtle Boy Sports ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL, Dec. 2017

  1. Marliena Muriel Evans Reply

    December 9, 2017 at 9:50 AM

    One thing which irks me is that sometimes media ( including the Turtle) make mistakes. Mistakes, not outright lies and fake news like the MSM. MSM usually just runs with whatever sh#t they have created, w/o retracting or correcting their stories unless threatened with legal action. The Turtle makes mistakes, but they FULLY RESEARCH ALL SIDES, unlike MSM who just runs with whatever the “trending” story is at the moment. Support your Turtle!!!

    • James Reply

      December 26, 2017 at 2:57 PM

      You’re a retard!

  2. Robert Smith Reply

    December 9, 2017 at 11:06 AM

    What your editorial is missing is the people minding their own business that turtle shames on his pages. For example the elderly man using a stroller to bring his beer purchase home who doesn’t have a car. The people who loose their jobs due to turtle telling his followers “not” to call where these people work. He gets upset for his page being mass reported yet he tells his followers to mass report pages. So yes he is a bully.

    • Courtney A Reply

      December 9, 2017 at 12:50 PM

      Turtleboy DOES NOT control their audience. Each and every person is responsible for their own actions. Saying Turtleboy is a bully is like saying all blonde people are dumb and stupid, because that one blonde on YouTube thought dogs didn’t have brains. You know, because they can’t talk.

    • Clover Moran Reply

      December 11, 2017 at 12:23 AM

      When the blog decides repeatedly to remain an “anonymous collective”, then it cannot distance itself from its audience, and must atone for them. The turtle diaspora called my job over 200 times in 3 days (many on a recorded line). They crashed my business page, hacked my private facebook for screenshots to publish, and threatened a disabled person I mentor. I work for a financial institution. There is nothing sordid to find – nothing at all. I wasn’t “featured” because there is literally no material, but it will take me weeks to deal with all the inquiries at the corporate level. I had “liked” an innocuous anti TBS post by one of Aidan’s personal acquaintances. That’s all it took. IF TBS wants to distance itself from this behavior, it must be clear about the people employed by the blog and the people simply reading it. Most of us aren’t calling TBS a “bully” for writing stories. We are objecting to this outright harassment for the sake of monetizing the blog for Aidan and the limitedly researched, poorly documented “exposes” published.

      • Charlotte N/A Reply

        December 11, 2017 at 11:32 AM

        TurtleBoy published a piece last year attacking the “Boston burner cult of circus freaks” and threatened to burn our houses down, basically declaring war on Burning Man because he doesn’t like “liberals”. This is their entire business model: offend as many people as possible, for attention, likes, and clicks. For some reason, they are surprised when their victims retaliate in kind.

  3. Charlotte N/A Reply

    December 9, 2017 at 9:26 PM

    TurtleBoy threatens to rape and murder anyone who disagrees with him. Yo dawg, I heard you like trolling, so I trolled you on the internet: http://returntothepit.com/view.php?formid=90904

  4. John Bishop Reply

    December 22, 2017 at 12:33 PM

    You’re actually sticking up for turtleboy? How is it legitimate news to publicly shame people for not having the same opinion as him. Sure, some of those people deserve it. By telling people “not” to go attack someone’s business and “not” to leave one star reviews he tried to justify saying “well I told them ‘not to”. He is a bully and a joke and is bound to get his ass kicked

  5. John C Reply

    December 26, 2017 at 2:59 PM

    Turtleboy is more inline with Stormfront and 4chan much like this publication

  6. Abbie Kester Reply

    December 31, 2017 at 9:42 PM

    The power of the tongue can bring life or death. It’s one thing to offer news raw and real, it’s another to name call and give personal opinion on the intentions and character of turtle boy’s victims. He IS a bully, and just like any other coward who hides behind a computer shield, he was shut down. Facebook is not a Kindergarten, they are enforcing the rules and guidelines they set up for their users and it’s no different just because you’re a pretend journalist. Clearly he’s never been personally targeted before in the way he so generously offers to others and not everyone is impervious to public humiliation and character assassination. A friend of mine was very emotionally unwell, had a horrible self-esteem, and she was a victim of a horrible incident and mister turtle boy decided to victimize her again. And she killed herself. Nobody should have to feel in so much inescapable pain that they need to end their life. So thank you turtle boy and all the other horrible people who use their words to bring death and destruction to others.

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