Thursday, April 24, 2003
No Blogs in This House
The Hartford Courant has told one of its writers to stop blogging. Mark Lane has the details here.
Blech. Some obscure former reporter or publisher passes away, and it's all over the front of the paper as if everyone in the world is interested. But tell a reporter to shut up, and there's nothing there from the paper itself. Lane has this link to Editor and Publisher which has the gorey details.
Addendum: Ken Layne is all over this, too, here.
Incredible, isn't it? The guy writes with some confidence about blogs having the power to overturn dictators. He lives in a country with the most fantastic free-speech protections in the world. And a chickenshit tyrant from a small-town newspaper tells him to shut up or lose his job.Yow!
Addendum II: The individual being silenced is Denis (one n) Horgan, and his blog is here.