William F. Nimmo, Stars and Stripes Across the Pacific: The United States, Japan, and Asia/Pacific Region 1895-1945, (Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Company, 2001), 112.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
By Charles Johnson at 4:03 PM
 William F. Nimmo, Stars and Stripes Across the Pacific: The United States, Japan, and Asia/Pacific Region 1895-1945, (Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Company, 2001), 112.
By Charles Johnson at 6:28 AM
Earlier today, a well-placed source at The CMC Forum informs me that Michael Wilner acted unilaterally in enabling comment moderation in direct violation of CMC Forum protocol. The source worried that this change in comments would be deleterious to the Forum, especially as it coincided with the results from the elections.
According to emails leaked to The Claremont Conservative indicate that an individual within The Forum demanded the policy be changed -- or else he would direct all traffic of The CMC Forum to the posting that documented Wilner's alleged criminal assault of CMC girl on February 27, 2011.
It never came to that, as Forum co-editor Carl Peaslee CMC '11 changed the policy to enable comments once more -- at around 1 AM on March 9, 2011, but as of this writing, comments are still moderated, especially those that are critical of Wilner's alleged assault are heavily moderated and many comments criticizing Wilner's alleged criminal behavior have been removed entirely.
Michael Wilner's decision to censor comments critical of him on The Forum recalls CMC Vice President Richard Rodner's censoring of Wikipedia on behalf of Bassam Frangieh and suggests a pattern among top CMC officials and students -- a willingness to cover up, rather than face up, to inconvenient facts.
According to the source, as of March 11, at 8 PM, Wilner had still not responded with why they shut down the comments or began to moderate them. When asked about these revelations, Carl Peaslee CMC '11 replied that he would "really just rather not comment," but went on to say that he "really really just don't want to get involved in this whole business."
Wilner's decision to allow comments that compliment his beautiful writing, but ban those that question his alleged assault of a CMC girl, speaks volumes about how what has happened to The Forum under his reign.