Make anonymous web posting illegal? Why bother?

March 10th, 2008

A Kentucky lawmaker wants to make anonymous internet posting illegal.

Setting the obvious First Amendment issues aside, best cialis cheap I have to ask, tadalafil cialis “why bother?”

A lot of the mainstream media won’t link to a post written by an anonymous (or in some cases pseudonymous) blogger.

So, in practice, anonymous is already the equivalent of invisible.

I suppose the media feels like quoting anonymous bloggers raises questions of credibility and accountability. (Which is mildly ironic considering how many stories appear every day based on information from anonymous sources.)

I sometimes think if Deep Throat had spilled it all in a blog instead of in a parking garage, Woodward and Bernstein wouldn’t have even bothered linking to him.

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  • 1. folkbum  |  March 10th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    A lot of the mainstream media won’t link to a post written by an anonymous (or in some cases pseudonymous) blogger.

    Best of the Blogs seems to have no problem linking to a certain pseudonomous blogger I could name …

  • 2. elliot  |  March 10th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Ah, but that stopped at just about the time someone posted here about them avoiding anonymous bloggers. :) Coincidence? I think not!

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