Phi Beta Cons

Prof Leads Charge Against Silencing Anti-Obama Bloggers

CUNY Professor Mitchell Langbert and other bloggers critical of Senator Obama’s presidential run (notably Pamela Geller of popular “Atlas Shrugs”) are accusing the senator’s supporters of intentionally identifying their blog addresses to Google as spam blogs, reports the New York Sun. They also claim the company reflexively froze the sites.

“These tech-savvy smart alecks have figured out that if you report a blog you don’t like, you can do some damage to a person,” Langbert said.
Bloggers of the world, unite. We have only our free speech and growing political clout to lose.

Candace de Russy is a nationally recognized expert on education and cultural issues.

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