For John, BLUF: After "fixing" the Internet they will come after Local Access TV. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Writing at the Instapundit blog, Author Ed Driscoll gives us:
WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH:♠ “Perhaps the worst thing about the new war on the internet is how Orwellian it is. The main argument made by the Guardian and other anti-troll warriors, and echoed by Maria Miller, is that if we allow people to spout whatever they want, then this will scare other people off the web, meaning, in Miller’s words, that foul online commentary can ‘actually stifle debate, lead to censorship’. So having unfettered free speech gives rise to censorship. And we need new laws that clamp down on abusive commentary in order to facilitate greater free speech. The slipperiness is astonishing. In their twisted world, free speech is censorship, and censorship is free speech.”One wonders if The [Manchester] Guardian hasn't been spooked by the Democratization of the Internet. That is to say, the fact that the lower classes now have access to computers and to the Internet itself. Heaven forfend. The riffraff have learned to use a keyboard.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ From the George Orwell novel 1984