CNN Host Calls for Crackdown on 'Bloggers' in Wake of Sherrod Incident

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    dulce bellum inexpertis Regular Member

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    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/alana-...-bloggers-wake-sherrod-incident-something-s-g

    Anchors Kyra Phillips and John Roberts discussed the "mixed blessing of the internet," and agreed that there should be a crackdown on anonymous bloggers who disparage others on the internet.

    "There are so many great things that the internet does and has to offer, but at the same time, Kyra, as you know, there is this dark side," Roberts said. "Imagine what would have happened if we hadn't taken a look at what happened with Shirley Sherrod and plumbed the depths further and found out that what had been posted on the internet was not in fact reflective of what she said."

    But Phillips replied that the mainstream media "can't always do that."

    "There's going to have be a point in time where these people have to be held accountable," Phillips said. "How about all these bloggers that blog anonymously? They say rotten things about people and they're actually given credibility, which is crazy. They're a bunch of cowards, they're just people seeking attention."
     
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    Wow CNN becoming NDTV(barkha dutt ).Does CNN takes responsibility about what it says over air???
     
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    It should definatly take resposibility..........
    But that was a right thing to crack the anonymous bloggers........????
     
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    dulce bellum inexpertis Regular Member

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    maybe... if you are living in a communist country with a giant internet firewall.
    This is US, a free republic with its citizens protected by the rights given by our Constitution. First Amendment: Freedom of speech.
     
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    ^^^But not a right to anonymity. I support anonymity on the web, but governments always find some way or the other to identify you, track you and invade your privacy for the slightest excuse.
     

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