Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Kentucky Fried Blog III

In parts 1 & 2 I told you how Governor Fletcher of Kentucky had banned a critical blog, Bluegrass Report, from government computers. Mark Nickolas, the blogger who writes it, has filed a suit, calling for his blog to be reinstated. This is excellent news, and hopefully will be upheld. It would mark a change in the status of blogs, giving them similar legal rights as the mainstream press, and confirm them as legitimate news outlets in their own right. Remember, in this case, Bluegrass Report was selectively censored. There was no blanket ban on blogs. The case appears to be straightforward. You can be sure, though, that Gov. Fletcher will fight this one all the way - until he's ousted this November!

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