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January 02, 2006

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Thanks for the compliment. Some days I am surprised I am thinking at all.

Cheers.

Interesting! I'd love to see Eugene Volokh's take on this!

I will have to think about this for a bit - while it sounds good... it strikes me as being something that really wouldn't work in practice. There is always the "law of unintended consequences" what might come out of it, that would make things worse in some other situation? It is something that must be kept in mind.

In the meantime the blogosphere seems to be doing an excellent job of bringing the media tricks to the attention of the general public. I'd love to know (from a captured terrorist) exactly how much they use information passed on to them by the media - it might make a stronger case for or against the proposal.

"Right Islam vs. Wrong Islam" by Abdurrahman Wahid, which appeared on the ed page of the12/30/05 edition of the WSJ should be required reading for everyone in the USA and really the entire world. We defeat "Wrong Islam" or we are dead.

Be careful what you wish for! That could open the floodgates of lawsuits (real or imagined) against the blogsphere. Whose lawyers do you think will win? Even if they are groundless, bloggers will still have to pay lawyers to defend themselves. That will stifle all the good that the blogsphere is accomplishing as a balancing tool against the MSM.

It's a great idea. But in order to sue, you have to have what they call "standing". And to have standing you have to prove real, actionable damage.

If another attack occured and it could be proved that the scuzballs would not have been able to mount the attack but for information they gleaned from the New York Times, then the people who were hurt, and the families of the people who were killed would have standing. And could sue the NYT.

Like I was saying, it is a great idea and if anyone can figure a way to sue 'em, then I will be the first to sign on the dotted line.

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