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Friday, January 19, 2007

American Bloggers Have to Register With the Government or Face Jail

Friday's Urban Legend

From Congress to Send Critics to Jail, Says Richard Viguerie.
The following is a statement by Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of GrassrootsFreedom.com, regarding legislation currently being considered by Congress to regulate grassroots communications:

"In what sounds like a comedy sketch from Jon Stewart's Daily Show, but isn't, the U. S. Senate would impose criminal penalties, even jail time, on grassroots causes and citizens who criticize Congress."
Does this spell the end of PZ Myers and Ed Brayton?

No, the story is FALSE. Furthermore, there's an evil motive behind the press release. Mike Dunford has the scoop at Someone's Trying to Play Us.

3 comments :

  1. I saw this article and I was gong to blog on it but I was afraid....

    But seriously, this is unbelievably stupid. But not at all surprising.

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  2. Greg Laden, you said:

    But seriously, this is unbelievably stupid. But not at all surprising.

    It seems to me that it is far from stupid; it's a paid (and mendacious) attempt to create opposition to legislation that would force paid astroturfers to report their activities...

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  3. Yeah, I blogged about this as well. Unfortunately, it seems the misdirection worked. The provision got stripped from the bill.
    The Republican voting bloc is a sad, sad thing.

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