'Winterval' myth still going strong on Catholic Online
This is a bit of a shame. I spotted a story on the Catholic Online website, which opened with the statement:
"Birmingham City Council has changed the name of this year's light-switching-on event to the generic 'Winterval'." [My emphasis]
I left a comment pointing out that if you visit the Birmingham City Council website - yes, that website - you'll see a massive banner advert for Christmas in the city. In fact, you can even go to birmingham.gov.uk/christmas for an aggregated list of Christmas events the council are supporting. Birmingham is not having 'Winterval' this year.
Although they've now removed the opening pullquote about Winterval, leaving the claim buried in the text, sadly it seems my comment remains unpublished a week later. Maybe I fell foul of their online community rules? 
"Comments that include profanity, personal attacks, antisocial behavior such as "spamming" and "trolling," or other inappropriate comments or material will not be posted on Catholic Online. Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive. We will take steps to block users who violate any of our terms of service. While Catholic Online invites robust discussion, we maintain the right to not print material that is patently false in its claims concerning the teaching of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, overtly anti-Catholic or which, in the opinion of the moderator, are intended to mislead readers as to what the Catholic Church teaches. Comments DO NOT necessarily reflect the opinion or views of Catholic Online."
Since they don't like to publish things which are 'patently false' or 'intended to mislead', I was thinking that they would welcome my helpful factual correction. What ever happened to "I am the Truth"?