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CBS calls for free-speech regulations on the Internet


Just a few days before the release of the Rathergate report, CBS has uncovered some bloggers who received funding during the election campaign from candidates they were supporting. While the bloggers in question should have disclosed their affiliation with the candidate, they weren't exactly claiming to be objective either.

Of course, the remedy CBS has in mind is regulating political speech on the Internet. Being a media organization themselves, you'd think they might have read the First Amendment. But after the humiliation that the Democratic party received this election, often at the hands of the so-called pajamahadeen, there will be a big push to regulate -- and thus neuter -- the whole Internet-free-speech idea. So keep your eyes open.


Just a few days before the release of the Rathergate report, CBS has uncovered some bloggers who received funding during the election campaign from candidates they were supporting. While the bloggers in question should have disclosed their affiliation with the candidate, they weren't exactly claiming to be objective either.

Of course, the remedy CBS has in mind is regulating political speech on the Internet. Being a media organization themselves, you'd think they might have read the First Amendment. But after the humiliation that the Democratic party received this election, often at the hands of the so-called pajamahadeen, there will be a big push to regulate -- and thus neuter -- the whole Internet-free-speech idea. So keep your eyes open.


This entry was published Sat Sep 24 10:43:35 CDT 2005 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2005-09-24 10:43:35.0. [Tweet]

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