The Jewish Task Force proudly announces they’ve found a right-wing friendly webhost to resume broadcasting the Kahanist spew for which Masada2000 has become notorious. But they’re trying to conceal the name of the webhost to prevent the inevitable complaints about its content:
The new host has explicitly told us that, as long as what we post is within our First Amendment rights, they do not and will not monitor the content. However, I’d still rather not advertise the host and bring them undue pressure.
This of course is public knowledge that becomes known as soon as the domain tool services update their information on the site.
UPDATE: Thanks to W Dean below, we’ve discovered that Bluehost is the proud new webhost for Masada2000. Only took 12 hours! Now, let’s see how Bluehost responds to my complaint.
We should give credit to one webhost which apparently thought better of associating itself with the creepy Masada2000:
Well, apparently we’ve been screwed over by Lunarpages. It’s been a month and a half, they received the yearly payment (in cash), they say that they are checking out some things and to bear with them. But that’s as far as it went. And now they ignore all emails asking why they are ignoring us!
If anyone knows of a web host with a backbone who would be willing to host Masada2000.org, please let me know! It’s time to get it back online!
These guys have been trying to get back online unsuccessfully for two months. I love it! Give credit to Lunarpages for smelling a rat.
Another JTF forum member seems to have a nebulous idea of what constitutes libel:
He has written so many libelous things about her [Neuwirth] and still refuses to retract them. I think she’s got a good case. 🙂
God, I wish this ignoramus represented her instead of the counselor she does have. Someone please point out a single thing I’ve written about Rachel that is libelous? Even her attorney didn’t mention libel in his letter.
My S.H.I.T. List entry once again features a copyrighted image of me, thus violating the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. Virtually every other image on the is copyrighted either by the owner or surely someone who wouldn’t want the copyright violated by having it displayed on this site. I would urge anyone whose image is featured there, once we discover the webhost (which I will announce here), to file a DMCA notice to the webhost. If they do not take the image down then they have opened themselves up to serious liability.
UPDATE: I guess Masada2000’s site owner does believe in copyright, but only for those who threaten his webhost with a DMCA violation. He’s taken down my image. But left up hundreds of other copyrighted images for which I’m hoping the owners will also make DMCA claims. Furthermore, the site is riddled with countless other egregious violations of the web host’s Terms of Service. Did he bother to read the TOS before going with Bluehost? I doubt it? He relied on the word of a customer service rep who told him that Bluehost doesn’t review site content. We’ll see. But you guys may want to start looking for yet another new host in case the good, pious Mormon folk at Bluehost don’t take too kindly to your spew.
The owner’s made a feeble attempt to make his site kosher by removing the masada2000 reams jewish women. He’s also removed the image picturing me next to a man’s hairy backside. Though we’ve kept images for posterity and to show current or future webhosts the site may attempt to patronize. I can see that Meir K. Shmendrick removes whatever offensive material I describe here. So I’ll stop making such references. Only his webhost will know for sure.
I’m not being sued, not yet. But it will be interesting to see if she goes through with it. Though no one likes being sued, I view the prospect of such a lawsuit as an opportunity to educate the public about the hate spewed by the Rachel Neuwirths and JTF’s of the world. It’s also an opportunity to test whether the judicial system upholds the notion that the internet is an arena that protects free speech and the expression of opinion. And of course if she does sue, she will make the Jewish world wonder what all the fuss is about thus bringing attention to Tikun Olam and its mission.
I knew when Masada2000 was taken down that it would likely go up again and said so. This is a long battle against hate. If you win a battle you haven’t won the war. But ultimately our vision of peace and justice and two states living side by side will win. And the haters will be consigned to the dustbin of history where they belong.
A hat tip to the first reader who can discover who the new Masada2000 webhost is.