Yahoo Writers Use Insensative Words And I Was Censored For Quoting Them in A Comment
In an article on Yahoo Travel: 12 Things Foreigners Hate About the US, the writer used several words that were insensitive. In trying to quote the writer in the comments section I was censored by Yahoo so I guess I cannot scold them for using hurtful wording when I quote their own writers in articles posted on Yahoo. "sorry your life sucks" was a headline in one of their topics in bold but I got censored when quoting that. Also, in a chart about American measurements it said "arbitrary ******** rollercoaster" as a title. I was censored in trying to quote that. I think Yahoo needs to censor their own writers and get better quality/qualified writers to write for them because this article was offensive on many different levels.
Yahoo writers, such as Sid Lipsey, discourage US travelers from wanting to stimulate the tourist economy in other countries with his Anti-American article 'The Most (Accidentally) Offensive Things American Travelers Do While Traveling'.
Sid's message is very clear — those mentioned countries do not want the money of US travelers & disdain them for their multi-cultural differences (the USA is a big country full of diversity). How could the traveler (from anywhere for that matter) possibly know all of the customs, colloquialisms, slangs, blue finger messages, etc. of another country without living there as a permanent resident?
In countries that depend upon tourism for a large percentage of their revenue, I am 100% sure that merchants, restauranteurs, etc. will gladly take any traveler's money & smile. That is just good business practice.
A better way of doing that article is by offering links that travelers can refer to, so that they will learn more about the countries they are about to visit. Make the visit to Yahoo's Travel site a pleasant one, rather than being told how awful certain countries are & the people who visit them.
It seems that anyone that can type and sends an article to Yahoo will get published. Yahoo articles have gone down hill over the past few years to the point they are largely not worth reading. I go elsewhere for most of my news and entertainment reading online because I do not want to read an article that looks like it was written by a middle school kid. Get real journalists and writers because you are one step away from a first time blogger's site or a high school weekly news letter.