Sunday, August 23, 2009

Intimidation

I heard about this on Saturday, and I wasn't sure if anyone was going to say anything about it. The subject goes to those individuals who put their words to websites and what affects that can have.

Several local education blogs have been shut down or have gone incognito in order to keep their jobs or protect the jobs of their friends and colleagues. It seems that the powers that be would rather silence the messengers than address the real problems those people bring up.

This weekend, the situation arose over The American Zombie, an anonymous blog that reports on the shenanigans that infect the politics of New Orleans. That blog has ruffled feathers and stepped on toes, to put it lightly. Liprap's Lament reports on some folks who showed up to the Rising Tide conference to look for people. One can only wonder what would have happened had anyone been found.

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1 comment:

Leigh C. said...

Intimidation is a huge issue, and with the greater profile blogs are getting in the MSM, this will keep being an issue. I could go on and on here, but it'll just have to become a post. ;-)