Filed Under: FirstAmendment
Free speech is being squelched by lawfare, intimidation, SWATing, and stalking. Ace of Spades provides his post on the matter here. And here's some more of what he said. What she said. What he said. What he said. What he said. What he said. What he said.
Fear is the great mind-killer. Censorship through fear is as pernicious as censorship through government force.
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Update 1: If you don't have time to go through the "he said / she said" links above: this is in regards to National Bloggers Day of Silence, as called by Ace of Spades HQ, in regards to the attempts to silence bloggers with lawfare and stalking, by the Speedway Bomber Brett Kimberlin and cronies. Stacy McCain has been doing yeoman's journalism work on the story. Here's a taste:
"Socrates," it turned out, was an eccentric young Massachusetts resident named Seth Allen. Believing that Velvet Revolution's frequent accusations of Republican election fraud and other right-wing crimes were a bogus fundraising gimmick, Allen started doing online research, discovered Kimberlin's infamous history and persistently wrote about it, getting himself banned from several progressive websites in the process. In October 2010, Kimberlin sued Allen for more than $2 million, charging him with "defamation, libel, cyberstalking, and tortuous interference with business." That lawsuit tipped the first in a series of dominoes that have been sequentially toppling with increasing rapidity ever since. The Kimberlin saga is a many-layered onion of a story, and attempting to peel the whole onion to explain it all in a single article presents an enormous challenge to any journalist.
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