David Hardy has the run-down on the latest threat to free speech: required registration of bloggers with 500 or more readers, who may comment on policy issues.
Say Uncle has the right idea on this one.
I sure as heck don’t have AT‘s readership, but I have exceeded the 500-reader limit (866 unique visitors, actually) over the past couple of weeks.Â I’ve been known to take some heat over freedom of the press issues, but also to push the limits from the other side.Â The difference, quite simply, is that when you own the media, you control what does (or does not) get published.
Bob Krumm wraps it up nicely, too:
Iâ€™m obviously not in favor of this mind-numbingly stupid and anti-constitutional idea.Â Nor do I expect it to get any tractionâ€“especially once Sen. Reid discovers that his registration scheme would more adversely effect his side of the aisle.