News Site Censorship?

Is time  to dump furry news sites being  harmful to the fandom.

This is my response to  an article posted on Flayrah

Dog Patch Press by Patch O Fur has banned from commenting for the one time I dare to question his vision for the fandom. My response is no sweat off my back I got my own furry blog. I do not need to cast pearls among the swine.

What furry news is doing is not censorship. Only government can censor and is exclusively prohibited by the 1st amendment of the US Constitution.   Private sites property like Flayrah, Furry News, and Dog Patch press do not come under the 1st amendment and are free to set commenting policy and remove comments on their site even though it may or may not hurt their reputation. In this case, I cannot blame them. What RooView is doing is borderline harassment or just being a big pain I am guilty of this myself; due to lack of civility I disabled all comments on my Word Press blog, you can create your own blog.

There is a bigger problem with theses “news” sites; these sites were good for review furry media and events but their crusades to reform the fandom in their image have pushed the fandom off the rails. Fury fandom is about the love of art, literature, costuming, and role-playing involving anthropomorphic animals.   Furry not about some persons immature, self-centered, trigged, safe space, feelings because somebody is wears, armband, and that has nothing to do with Nazis. If one does not 2 the ranting Griffin, performances, for example, do as I do by not attending. When I joined the fandom in 2006, I was aware there is a lot I object to, from pornography, fetishism and cub furs. I realize I do not have to go to their events or buy their media and still be a fury.   I do not need to go on a half-cocked crusade of personal attacks. Now we have individuals with their own agenda tearing the fandom apart.

It time the fury fandom get back to cartoon animals than politics of persona destruction. It perhaps time to evaluate do these new sites, and ask are these news sites are a benefit or a determent to the fandom. I feel much of the drama is 50% person and 50% news bloggers continuing the fan the flames. It is time to ignore, these amateur efforts like Flayrah, Dog Patch Press, World in RooView, Furry Times, and a host of YouTube blogs as being more destructive to the fandom. If somebody objects to some expression, that person needs to deal with it or time to leave the fandom and do so quietly.

Fake News Antifascist Witch Hunts and Left Wing Protest

There been a spat of fake news concerning  so called right wing elements in the furry fandom .  The report was constructed around a few member and tweets instead of serious investigative journalism. I dare say Motherbod has much credibility as Alt-Right and that is not saying much for ether. There no corresponding report in establish news media or mention of alt-furries  in overtly White Supremacist sites like Stormfront.

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Fursonas A Review by Acton a Furry for Ten Years

I finally got a chance to watch the document Frusonas being streamed on Hulu.

Fursona is   a documentary by first time producer Dominic Rodriguez. This movie is an attempt to explain furry fandom though the eyes of group of fursuiters.  While the movie tries to deal with media sensationalism, the documentary is drag down by generalizations, questionable motivations and yellow journalism. The movie seems to fall into same mediocre reporting like the sensationalist media not as sensational.

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RIP Rainfurrest 2007 – 2015

Rainfurrest  2007 was my first  furry convention since identifying myself as a furry in 2006. The first fury I met in person was Stalking Cat: bout are gone. I was hoping to make  a return in 2016 but that is no longer possible.

I spoke about Rainfurrest in another blog post, but I still think there are serious issues with Rainfurrest  parent organization and Rainfurrest  executive  staff . Telling was a conversation had at Orycon to a person close to the executive staff about finding  a new venue.:

The response I go from  that person was  the official line is Rainfurrest  left the Hilton because we got too big.

Me: you know the hotel will do  a background  check.

Guy:  (cuts me off ) Rainfurrest  left the Hilton because we got too big.

Ne: but

Guy:  (cuts me off ) Rainfurrest  left the Hilton because we got too big.

Any further conversation was futile. It makes me wonder was  this  delusional official line was why the Davenport Grand pulled out at the last minute?  It doesn’t matter somebody called the Hotel; Rainfurrest should had been 100%  honest with the hotel instead  trying to pull a Foxmas debacle. Furthermore, what was Rainfurrest thinking? If they could not get a Hotel from Everett to Tacoma why would they think  Spokane would be any different

It doesn’t end with Rainfurrest staff. Some try make excuses about the  picture of diaper man (the baby fur) saying he was pushed momentarily out f the room. The problem was I seen the picture. The background  is clearly  the meeting space where there are no hotel rooms.  If anything  it would be no big  issue is only furs saw that not others who were at the hotel staying at the hotel.

Right now I have to give Rainfurrest staff and executive committee a vote of no confidence for gross incompetence and allowing this problem to  fester thought the years and fail to provide integrity in leadership in recovery from  2015. I fell Rainfurrest should finish  help Furlandia then disband.