UPDATE: Reddit removes #1 headline, "CNN Exposed" from front pageSubmitted by TheLorax on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 16:30
Did anyone else catch this?
Amber Lyon is the referenced former CNN reporter, whom I'm sure many here know from her work with Ben Swann and his Truth In Media project.
I just found it interesting that this was briefly the number one headline before Reddit decided to kill it for whatever reason. It had well over five thousand up-votes and close to two thousand comments.
I see Reddit mods have labeled this post Out of date. I personally find this to be a bullsh** excuse.
First, the subcategory /worldnews under which this was posted does not mention a timeline under their posting guidelines. How strictly has this unwritten rule been adhered to historically I wonder? And exactly how long before an article is considered "out of date"? In this case the referenced article was barely two months old, created on Aug 23, 2013.
Secondly, Reddit is a community that prides itself on citizen journalism. As they describe it, "redditors vote on which stories and discussions are important. the hottest stories rise to the top, while cooler stories sink."
Well, apparently there's more to it than they claim and I find that shameful.