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    Re: CNN Host Calls for Crackdown on 'Bloggers' in Wake of Sherrod Incident:

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Free Speech is one thing, but when its used to, essentially destroy someones life, wrongfully, then something has to be done, but I believe there are already options for recourse in these cases. Something needs to be done legally, but between the individuals involved in this matter.

    Having said that, the damage people can do to each other over the internet is becoming immeasurable, and sometimes once that damage is done, its hard to reverse.
    Now really...isnt that just a little bit dramatic? How was the internet used to destroy her life? Hell...on our happy little patch of internetland we had several people here saying woah...easy...not so fast...its not that big a deal and wasnt 'racist'. But the NAACP...who had access tot he whole tape...just barged right out there and condemned the woman without reviewing anything. Without conducting ANYTHING even REMOTELY resembling due dilligence the administration kneejerk fired the woman (ok...demanded she retire). How do you blame the internet for the andministration and NAACP acting stupidly? Hell...at work we have investigations if there are allegations of wrongdoing. The parties involved were in the wrong...and have blamed everyone else.

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    Re: CNN Host Calls for Crackdown on 'Bloggers' in Wake of Sherrod Incident:

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    Continuation of thread Title.
    'Something’s Going to Have to be Done Legally'

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    Quote(Should there be a "gatekeeper" regulating internet bloggers? In the aftermath of the Shirley Sherrod incident, that's what CNN promoted on July 23.

    Anchors Kyra Phillips and John Roberts discussed the "mixed blessing of the internet," and agreed that there should be a crackdown on anonymous bloggers who disparage others on the internet.)

    I can think of a couple of reasons why people especially in the 'News' industry might suppose this to be a good idea and one that the administration might think of instituting.
    1) It would remove at a stroke one of the Constitutions main points.
    Right to FREE speech.
    2) It would remove any news item being disseminated except by those who are in the 'News' industry, thus perpetuating their jobs and freeing them from any competition.
    3) It would muzzle any criticism of CNN and others of similar ilk.
    I am certain there are many other reasons why these two 'clowns' would think it a good idea.
    There are already sufficient laws in this country to protect anyone who might feel they are being abused online.
    I wonder how other bloggers feel about these proposals,, are they in favor or against?
    That CNN correspondent needs to be fired.

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    Re: CNN Host Calls for Crackdown on 'Bloggers' in Wake of Sherrod Incident:

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    That CNN correspondent needs to be fired.
    Don't see that happening. It isn't really a secret the contempt many "professional" journalists regard many bloggers...
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    Re: CNN Host Calls for Crackdown on 'Bloggers' in Wake of Sherrod Incident:

    You're free to be a lying sack of **** right/left winger. I'm free to get my lawyer and sue the living **** out of your lying right/left winger ass.
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    Re: CNN Host Calls for Crackdown on 'Bloggers' in Wake of Sherrod Incident:

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You're free to be a lying sack of **** right/left winger. I'm free to get my lawyer and sue the living **** out of your lying right/left winger ass.
    But there was no lie. She said those things. They were just taken out of context .Besides, her life wasn't ruined. I'm sure she'll sue somebody anyway. She has a history of doing that.

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    Re: CNN Host Calls for Crackdown on 'Bloggers' in Wake of Sherrod Incident:

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    It's no joke.They are chipping away at free speech.
    Here are some clues off the top of my head
    REMEMBER WHEN
    Obama told his administration not to go on Drudge
    Obama told us to read Huffington post
    Obama told us to stop watching cable news
    The WH was asking you to report any "misrepresentations" of the HC bill to them
    The fairness doctrine kept being brought up
    They changed that to "localization and diversity"
    Glenn Beck boycotts
    Goldline being brought before Congress
    The journolist talking about ways the government should get Fox off the air
    The TSA ? being told they weren't allowed to go to any "controvertial" websites
    Now, if I'm not mistaken, Obama has the Power to completely shut down the internet in case of a "crisis"
    Hold on, Glen Beck boycotts are violating free speech? Since when it a violation of free speech to boycott something, I thought was one of the big reasons to have it :/

    So people boycotting Glen Beck are violating your free speech rights? Or Glen Beck's rights? Or perhaps their own since they are no longer free to be spoken to?
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    Re: CNN Host Calls for Crackdown on 'Bloggers' in Wake of Sherrod Incident:

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Hold on, Glen Beck boycotts are violating free speech? Since when it a violation of free speech to boycott something, I thought was one of the big reasons to have it :/

    So people boycotting Glen Beck are violating your free speech rights? Or Glen Beck's rights? Or perhaps their own since they are no longer free to be spoken to?
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    Re: CNN Host Calls for Crackdown on 'Bloggers' in Wake of Sherrod Incident:

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    But there was no lie. She said those things. They were just taken out of context .Besides, her life wasn't ruined. I'm sure she'll sue somebody anyway. She has a history of doing that.
    Quote(She has a history of doing that)

    Please eiither supply a link to prove your accusation or appologize for a false accusation.

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    Re: CNN Host Calls for Crackdown on 'Bloggers' in Wake of Sherrod Incident:

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Hold on, Glen Beck boycotts are violating free speech? Since when it a violation of free speech to boycott something, I thought was one of the big reasons to have it :/

    So people boycotting Glen Beck are violating your free speech rights? Or Glen Beck's rights? Or perhaps their own since they are no longer free to be spoken to?
    No boyctting is a form of free speech. However in this case they were trying to silence free speech by using a boycott. Ain't America great?

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