Thursday, December 27, 2007

AdEngage Rejects Bob Allen, Recommends "Professional Help"

I am a strong believer in the 1st Amendment & the American system of capitalism. When they work together the way they should, it's a powerful thing.

Freedom of Speech must not just apply to speech we like, or that we agree with. As unpalatable as it is, Bob Allen of The World According to Bob has the right to express his opinion that women and young girls enjoy being raped, that they are flattered by their rapists' attention and that they will brag about the incident the rest of their lives. Bob Allen has the right preach that the very people who protect his 1st Amendment rights, the policemen ("Blue gun thugs") and democratically elected officials, ought to be rounded up in town squares and "impaled," and their bodies dumped in ditches.

And those who hide behind the Men's Rights Movement to obscure their insecurity and personal cowardice, are free to defend Bob Allen and those like him, as defenders of oppressed men rather than delusional, paranoid psychopaths who do irreparable harm to the MRM.

My readers and I have the right to speak out against Bob Allen's hatespeech and advocacy of violence. We have the 1st Amendment right to urge companies to send Bob Allen & those like him a message: We will not support your campaign of hate. You have the right to promote your views, but not on our dime.

The innovative revenue-sharing affiliate advertising program AdEngage is the latest to send Bob Allen that message. The day AdEngage ads appeared on Bob Allen's site, Robin Steele and Woman of Steele readers alerted AdEngage that Bob's site was in violation of their site content policies. AdEngage acted swiftly and responsibly, and within a day or two, the ads disappeared from Bob's site. On Christmas, Bob Allen posted that he had personally decided to not have advertising on his site because it "detracted" from his message.

A comment left by an Anonymous reader (great job Anonymous!) who posted the response received from Adam, of The AdEngage Team, tells a slightly different story:

His latest form of revenue decided against him. I guess being an advocate of child rape will only get you so far.

I'm sure that he will try to make his blog more PC in the future. This is the response I got for bringing to attention Bob's blog.

"Thank you for your inquiry into this individual. AdEngage generally takes the line of always permitting free speech as it is guaranteed in the US constitution, and the right of every US citizen (as we are a US company), as long as the speech does not violate applicable laws. It is always a tough line to draw.

That being said - we do not believe that his content will encourage many advertisers to purchase on our network, and therefore his site has been denied admission to our network (when you had seen his site, he had not yet been approved).

Best Regards,

Adam
The AdEngage Team"


Bob is such a victim... Maybe he should try covering up his real thoughts just a little bit more so those "nazi" types won't censor him.

Or maybe he should get some professional help instead of dragging the MRA movement down with him.
Thanks, AdEngage, and thanks Anonymous for taking the time to send Bob Allen yet another message, and helping him arrive at his decision not to "monetize" his hate blog.

NOW LET'S URGE BLOGGER TO ENFORCE THEIR POLICIES & SEND BOB PACKING!

REPORT Bob Allen's BLOGGER VIOLATIONS
OR Click on "FLAG" at the top of the browser bar when visiting his site.
Report site URL: http://bobstruth.blogspot.com

Excerpt from Blogger's site content policies:
HATEFUL CONTENT: Users may not publish material that promotes hate toward groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity.
VIOLENT CONTENT: Users may not publish direct threats of violence against any person or group of people.


When we work together for the cause of peace and justice for everyone - regardless of gender, race, religion or creed - there is truly no stopping us!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The reply to my letter about Bob

Thank you for your inquiry into this individual. AdEngage generally takes the line of always permitting free speech as it is guaranteed in the US constitution, and the right of every US citizen (as we are a US company), as long as the speech does not violate applicable laws. It is always a tough line to draw.

That being said - we do not believe that his content will encourage many advertisers to purchase on our network, and therefore his site has been denied admission to our network (when you had seen his site, he had not yet been approved).

Best Regards,

Adam
The AdEngage Team

Robin Steele said...

Good work, Anonymous!

Maybe you can work your magic on Blogger! I encourage all to hit the "Flag" button at the top of his site, and to report his site for violating Blogger's terms of service prohibitions of hate speech and advocacy of violence.

Anonymous said...

As I commented in another post, there are two very funny blogs out there that appear to be making fun of Bob Allen and his The World According to Bob blog.

boobstruth.blogspot.com

and

blobstruth.blogspot.com

feminist blogs

Feministe

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