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Archive for the ‘Censorship’ Category

Journalists Being Arrested in St. Paul RNC Convention

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

“Democracy Now! radio host Amy Goodman and two producers were arrested while covering demonstrations at the Republican convention in St. Paul, Minn.” That’s from the Washington Post.
Goodman is certainly a journalist in the same way the big network anchors are. For people from the progressive left, handcuffing and arresting Goodman has the same impact [...]

Let a Georgia Kid on Your Site and Go to Jail for Five Years

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

I received an email from Paul Arne, co-chair of the technology group and the privacy and security group at the law firm Morris, Manning & Martin; he is not happy with a bill that is moving through the channels of the Georgia legislature. And watch out FaceBook’s Mark Zuckerberg, you might end up in jail if [...]

Want to be in NYTimes? Call for a Public Hanging

Monday, January 14th, 2008

I find myself often getting a little miffed at Clark Hoyt’s Public Editor column for the New York Times. I am again. On Sunday he runs a column that says that of 700 people who wrote to him about the the choice of William Kristol as a columnist only one thought it a good choice. One [...]

Witt in AJC: No Need to Regulate Citizen Journalism

Friday, December 14th, 2007

On Thursday, University of Georgia professor David Hazinski wrote an Op-Ed piece in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the evils of citizen journalism , saying:
 The news industry should find some way to monitor and regulate this new trend.
Being a resident of Georgia and the owner of,  I felt obligated to provide the opposite view, which is [...]

Time to Take a Stand for Free Speech

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Some of you might have noticed that today I have taken a rather strong stand on protecting free speech. Here are the two headlines that reflect my feelings:
Let’s start first with my Op-Ed piece today that was published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Congress can’t muzzle free speech: Condemning Petraeus critics, lawmakers ignore Constitution
The second is my [...]