Wayne Crookes’ lawsuits disconcerting and perhaps even frivolous, but are they a necessary exercise in the establishment of Internet accountability?

When I read about the lawsuits that were brought against several bloggers by Wayne Crookes for simply providing a link to major Internet sites such as Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia and MySpace, sites that Mr. Crookes contends defamed his character, I must admit that I immediately thought of the Jerky Boyz’ Sol Rosenberg.  As part of … Continue reading

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Circumventing Consequences: Why Dr. Laura’s Apology Rings Hollow!

As a follow-up to my post from this past Friday “Are First Amendment Rights Becoming The Ultimate Excuse For Bad Behavior?” I have been trying to put my finger on the reason (or reasons) why Dr. Laura’s apology was troubling to me. After all, didn’t she immediately acknowledge her mistake in using the “N” word, and … Continue reading

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Are First Amendment Rights Becoming The Ultimate Excuse For Bad Behavior?

From Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s capricious on-air use of the “N” word, to the accused suicide serial killer William Melchert-Dinkel, who by his own admission has insidiously encouraged at least two people over the Internet to take their lives, their claims that their First Amendment Rights have somehow been violated seems like a pathetic attempt to … Continue reading

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