Saturday, April 14, 2007

Parental Warning for the MSM
"The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to."– Thomas Jefferson

LENIN'S TOMB is a widely-read blog that I visit daily and regular readers of my own blog will know that I sometimes reproduce articles from Tomb in their entirety.

Today's Tomb makes some acerbic comments about a blogger's code-of-conduct that is being circulated on the Net. Very suspect that, a blogger's code-of-conduct. Don't at all like the rotten whiff emanating from the fact that the BBC, the British state's propaganda mouthpiece, is promoting it quite so enthusiastically.

If bloggers are concerned about abuse, death threats &c all they have to do is to filter their feedback. Anyone who enters a public arena like the Net must expect that kind of thing, it's part of the trade.

No, we'll do without elitist codes of conduct from wimps like Mr O'Reilly whose motives are, I suspect, rather dodgy. Net freedom presupposes that blogging must remain a self-regulatory pastime.

Mr O'Reilly and the BBC, you speak for yourselves and let the rest of us be, ok?

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