What’s “Radical” News?
When does the radical become reactionary?
When does a platform for antiracists become the mouthpiece of neo-Nazis?
If form is anything to go by, then it has already happened.
Indymedia, once the Internet rebel, has been taken over by conspiracy theorists, cranks and even the odd Ku Klux Klan sympathiser, as the Melbourne outlet shows.
Yet Indymedia’s view of themselves is:
“The Independent Media Center is a network of collectively run media outlets for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of the truth. We work out of a love and inspiration for people who continue to work for a better world, despite corporate media’s distortions and unwillingness to cover the efforts to free humanity.”
It is hard to understand why anyone would provide web space for Duke’s racist ranting or not be able to look him up on the web and confirm that he’s a Nazi loving loon in a suit, but sadly Indymedia Melbourne can’t even do that. By searching from the main page, you’ll see that’s not the only David Duke article published by them.
So it’s become very “radical” nowadays to give scum like Duke propaganda opportunities?
**[As much as I despise linking to neo-Nazi debris for the sake of reference I am providing a pointer to that sewage]