Sunday, July 25, 2010

I Knew This Was Coming

Two anchors on CNN have called for muzzling bloggers:
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.


Phillips wanted to go even further, asking if "there's going to come a point where something's going to have to be done legally" about anonymous bloggers.

"There has to be some point where there's some accountability...."


CNN's two regulation-happy reporters, think the Sherrod situation can help bring attention to the "necessity" of blogging reform if she brings a defamation lawsuit against Andrew Breitbart.

According to Roberts, Sherrod has "the power now and she also has the profile to maybe bring this into a new light, so we'll see where this goes."
I'm willing to bet that most Americans who get their news from the mainstream media, particularly those Americans who have followed the Sherrod incident, are nodding their heads in agreement with what those two CNN anchors said because of the way the story has played in the media.

In my view, discrediting the blogosphere is the primary way that the left can hold onto its appeal and, more importantly, to its power.


Unknown said...

Hi Guys.
i do agree with the article pointing out this"Andrew Breitbart is anything but anonymous" their witchhunt should be better organised .You would think they might act smarter?

Pastorius said...

The Sherrod situation has NOTHING to do with Anonymous bloggers.

Nothing whatsoever.

The Sherrod story was broken by Andrew Breitbart. He is not anonymous, not in the least.

revereridesagain said...

Does anyone suggest shutting down the MSM if someone sues a national network or the New York Times? Even the mediafascists have to come up with a better argument than that.

Anonymous said...

picking up with anonymous bloggers, DISGUSTING!

on another note:

Gothia Cup 2010 - IFK and the Iraqi Al-Medina.

Al-Medina 0

At the final whistle, 300 Iraqis invaded the football pitch and chased the IFK players... they tried to take over the building.

A young man was assaulted and throwned to floor and the football referee was beaten before Viasat tv-cameras...

IFK Players had to take refuge at the police stations near the stadium, others had to spend the night at friends' houses to escape from the iraquis' fury.

The commentator Bo Petterson said he was haunted by these violent scenes.

Sweden is the country that received more Iraqi refugees.

watch the video:

Pastorius said...

It was hard for me to follow what was going on there, for multiple reasons, linguistic and cultural.