Guardian staff endorsed comment on ‘Zionist evil’ is deleted by…another staffer?

On Aug. 19th we posted about the following conspiratorial and quite bizarre reader comment beneath a Guardian story (unrelated to Israel), which received the prestigious ‘G pick’ label (orange ribbon icon), indicating that a Guardian staffer viewed it as an especially interesting ‘reflection’. 

At some point following our post the Guardian did a 180, not only removing the official Guardian endorsement, but deleting the comment altogether.

deletedSo, just to recap: the commenter’s warning about the threat faced by the “Evil Trinity” of “the neocon-military-corporate complex in alliance with Saudi Wahhabism and Israeli Zionism” went – in the span of 24 hours or so – from officially endorsed to a violation of ‘Comment is Free’ “community standards”. 

I don’t know about you, but I’d love to see the internal Guardian email exchange between the two “professionals” which prompted this reversal. 

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