First things first, I’ve been a long time reader of Palo Alto Online. In fact, I still do. I read the Daily News, The Daily Post and other local papers. In reality, I have nothing against them. However, one thing I have noticed is that PA Online tends to either edit or remove altogether, posts made by their readers. I’ve seen it over the years and always thought it went against the very nature of the First Amendment. But, like all of you reading this, never really did anything about it.
They say that the squeaky wheel gets the grease, but PA Online seems to be fresh out. So, this was one of the reasons that I decided to start up Palo Alto Free Press. You, the community member have something to say and you deserve a place to speak your mind without censorship.*
So, with that being said, I think that the fact that Palo Alto Free Press will not remove or edit your articles, the judges HAVE to give the First Round to P.A. Free Press. Bring on Round Two.