I recall an insightful quote from a Rabbi I heard a long time ago.
Having a television is like having an open sewer running through your living room.
Of course, not every television program or newspaper article is foul and disgusting, there is some that is worth reading or viewing, but so many are not. Why would anyone want to read that kind of stuff on a forum dedicated to discussing Theravāda Buddhism? One can read any newspaper, or see any number of such TV channels at the click of a button. This forum should be used for discussion that has some benefit.
I see that your thread about Na Uyana was locked. I didn't contribute as I could see where it was headed. It contains very little that is not unwholesome speech from beginning to end.
This is a discussion forum, and I think to censure such discussion on the basis that it 'may' encourage wrong-speech is a bit heavy handed.
I think the word you want is "censor", not "censure." Censure is what I am doing here. I don't think these discussions have any merit at all, which is why I say that they should just be locked or removed. Removing a thread could be called censorship, but locking it is not. That is just censure.
Regarding this current thread, what benefit is there in repeating allegations about some Thai Abbot none of us know personally?
Forestnat, if you have some facts based on your personal experience, are not just repeating allegations made in newspapers, and are speaking with the right intentions, then go ahead if you feel that you must to protect others, but I doubt it will have the slightest benefit by doing so here. It's the supporters of the corrupt monastery that you need to be speaking to. Have you even visited that monastery before? What is your reason for posting these news articles here?
In the past, I have spoken out against corruption when I knew from direct observation
that it was going on, and got expelled from my last residence for my efforts. I have left another monastery of my own accord for the same reasons, and got thrown out of another because others didn't agree with me.
I also spoke to the abbot regarding my suspicions over thirty years ago regarding inappropriate touching by a monk who is currently in prison for sexual abuse (he was cleared of the rape charge). At the time he was expelled from where he was staying, but the parents of the child being abused hushed it up. Only after her father's death did one of the victims go public with the allegations, resulting in the monk's conviction.
No one's trying to sweep things under the carpet, but repeating scandals from public newspapers on a Buddhist discussion forum is a waste of everyone's time — I regard it as trolling. We can all find those articles ourselves if we're interested in such tittle-tattle.