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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?
    Personally, I don't think this incident shows the need for government regulation of bloggers. Rather, I think this incident shows the need for 24-hour news channels to self-regulate on blogger sources they use and investigate the legitimacy of the blogs before they use them as a source.
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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?
    So the fox wants to watch the hen house CNN and the rest of these clowns can go pound sand.

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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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    http://www.debatepolitics.com/newthr...ewthread&f=130

    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?
    Hehe.. Those mediatards should be careful for what they wish for. Maybe he, or she didn't know that the 1st amendment covers not only indivudual speech, but freedom of the press. What is the press? What, network news... ROTFLMAO. It would get laughed out of ANY district court in the United States. I wonder if they would have thought Paine a blogger or a legitimate member of the press..


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

    If people REALLY believe that a BLOGGER is the same as a news-journalist or a reporter (both of which are held to a specific standard and held accountable for the result of their words and actions) then we're so far gone down the ****ter there's no coming back. . . we're doomed as a society.

    I would NEVER - in a million years - consider hiring or firing someone BECAUSE of what a BLOGGER, FORUM or TWITTER feed tells me because it's NOT REAL NEWS, NOT REALLY RELIABLE and has no NEED FOR TRUTH OR FACTS. Blogs are just opinions - people's random thoughts and beliefs - it's *NOT* NEWS and should *NOT* be a key role in anyone's career or persona.

    Everyone should be responsible and mature enough to understand and realize this is FACT. . . and grow up a bit.
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    Re: CNN Host Calls for Crackdown on 'Bloggers' in Wake of Sherrod Incident:

    Regardless of whether it is a blog or "real" journalism, we have the right to freedom of speech, all of us. In fact, if we don't all have freedom of speech, then none of us do.

    The remedy for damaging someone by irresponsible use of freedom of speech is called libel, and is taken care of in civil, not criminal court.
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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.
    There is libel for those that face defamation. If websites want to censor their own site that is fine. I see many problems with the government doing it.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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

    Aunt Spiker, although I share your opinion and distrust of "blogging", I hold reservation that a blogger cannot be a jounalist. They are held to a stricter standard than the media in some respects, since libel, and defamation never seem to be brought to the mat in court cases, less the most egregious ones. Yet, here we are 230+ years into the nations life, and how many libel/defamation cases have you ever heard of? Not many.. Conversely, bloggers do not have the same "protections". Are they all journalists? No, not in a million years, but some of them are, and some of them hold themselves accountable to the same intergrity that the MSM used to hold themselves too.


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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'

    Link
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/newthr...ewthread&f=130

    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?
    Yes, I know that some bloggers are dumbasses, but I am against any kind of a crackdown on them. Yes, dumbasses are protected by the first amendment, even complete dumbasses like Brietbart.
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    Re: CNN Host Calls for Crackdown on 'Bloggers' in Wake of Sherrod Incident:

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Don't see that happening. It isn't really a secret the contempt many "professional" journalists regard many bloggers...
    YEah ...that is true. Still ... these so called "professional" journalists are openly seeking to regulate the 1st Amendment to suit their own purposes. I take issue with this action and I believe it says a great deal about their lack of respect for document they frequently hide behind when it suits them to do so.

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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.
    To what are you referring?

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