Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Freedom of Speech Is Not Newsworthy

especially if you're in the process of becoming an unperson. The Blogosphere has been alive with coverage of the tribulations of some of those being prosecuted via the HRC's.

One of the defendants from one of the cases explains chill as it compares to libel chill. Various overviews have been offered. And a petition calling for human rights commissions in Canada to be suspended until a review can be conducted is here.

While I've been following these and similar cases over the years, today's post was precipitated by this:

Biggest story breaks, Media no where to be seen: "

It’s been a busy few days since my ‘human rights’ interrogation on Friday afternoon. As of yesterday, the video clips I uploaded were viewed nearly 200,000 times, making them the 5th most watched ‘channel’ on YouTube. I’d like to thank the blogosphere for covering a story that has been under-reported by the mainstream media, and I’d like to thank generous visitors for their financial support for our legal defence via PayPal. (Ezra Levant.com)

Yet another shining example of how useless and irrelevant the mainstream media is given their ‘coverage’ of it. All I have to say is thank the Lord for the internet.  It’s a sobering thought to think where freedom loving people would be without it. It’s not surprising that the Commission sought to restrict Ezra’s video postings of their steroid pumped, Rodney King like ‘can’t-we-all-just-get-along’ court.

Yet another disaster and embarassment for these chumps. Why do they even bother calling themselves journalists?  After a while the label gets a little tiring and hard to believe.


(Via SoCon Or Bust.)

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