Are The CBLDF and Bleeding Cool Promoting Censorship?
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is currently in the middle of a massive fundraising drive, set in the middle of Banned Books Week. They’ve been auctioning off a lot of neat items, including professional development reviews with Tom Brevoort and Chris Burnham (also available for lunch) and a meet-and-greet for Saturday Night Live.
But there’s one item that leaves us scratching our heads:
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is auctioning off a “Get Out Of Bleeding Cool Free” card which will allow the winner the chance to remove a story that Bleeding Cool has published, or prevent one specifically from being published.
Also, in a twist, we will allow the winner to use it as a Get Into Bleeding Cool Free card, guaranteeing positive and promotional coverage for the project of your choice.
Either way, it’s a one time use, but will come with a CBLDF membership. The bidding starts at $500.
The CBLDF, until now a staunch anti-censorship organization, is auctioning off the ability to selectively censor a website?
This can’t be right. I find it very hard to believe the CBLDF would doing something so contrary to their stated goals. Nor can I believe that a journalist of Rich’s caliber is promoting that, under the right circumstances, he can be bought.
I look forward to hearing more about this.
- Get Out Of Bleeding Cool With The CBLDF (bleedingcool.com)