A Cyber Town Hall Discussion on VT Integrity, Racism, and Pro-USA Values from the General Manager of Veterans Today
by John P. Allen, VT General Manager
Calling all VT Readers! We need your help!
Recently it has come to our attention that an article on our site violated our Terms of Service for being blatantly racist.
To protect the integrity of VT and it’s readers, please note that this article has been suspended from public view and has been sent to our Editorial Board of Directors for a complete review along with the work of the author.
On behalf of our Editorial Board of Directors and management, please know that we do all we can to insure that all of our content stands by the simple idea that we stand for peace, justice, equality, and truth.
Clearly, any violation of this standard would be a knock on our collective integrity. To protect the great work by VT columnists and to insure that you, the reader, get the very best, we must re-issue and re-enforce our values and ask for your help to make sure we stay vigilant and committed to success.
Now with over 17,000 articles posted by over 100 columnists with over 100,000 comments posted by readers, it’s NOT always possible to be perfect and catch all things. I mean, yes we have full access editors and filters but every once in a while something passes through that should NOT. So we need your assistance….
If you see any article or comment that is clearly racist, please report it immediately. We are always listening. We have set up a special email address for reporting such violations. So send to [email protected]
To make it very clear;
VT Stands for Justice, Equality, Truth, and the USA!
VT does NOT stand for RACISM including but NOT limited to Racism by color, ethnicity, cultural identity, sexual identity, or creed
In other words, we support assertive opinions and exposing the truths about the issues but we do NOT support any attack that violates our important and very serious values stated above. Your continued support for our Pro-USA values is greatly appreciated, respected, protected and honored, always!
If you have any questions or comments on this, please feel free to chime in and post your comment.
I will be responding comments as they warrant.
ARTICLE UPDATE: On June 3, 2011, the Editorial Board reviewed the article in question entitled “Behind the Holocaust” and has deemed it appropriate for posting with a clear disclaimer and explanation of the review posted at the very top of the article.