5.24.2008

Joe Lieberman, Would-Be Censor (& Consummate Asshole)

From The NY Times:

The Internet is simply a means of communication, like the telephone, but that has not prevented attempts to demonize it — the latest being the ludicrous claim that the Internet promotes terrorism.

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Mr. Lieberman recently demanded that YouTube take down hundreds of videos produced by Islamist terrorist organizations or their supporters. YouTube reviewed the videos to determine whether they violated its guidelines, which prohibit hate speech and graphic or gratuitous violence. It took down 80 videos, but left others up. Mr. Lieberman said that was “not enough,” and demanded that more come down.

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Terrorism is a real concern. All Americans know that. They also know that if we give up our fundamental rights, the terrorists win.

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