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March 06, 2006

Land Of The Free Rights, Law

The US military's net blocks US troops in Iraq from accessing certain websites. Here's what a Marine reported to Wonkette:

...I had a few minutes today and thought I'd look and see what else was banned on the Marine web here. I think the results speak for themselves:

  • Wonkette - "Forbidden, this page (http://www.wonkette.com/) is categorized as: Forum/Bulletin Boards, Politics/Opinion."

  • Bill O'Reilly (www.billoreilly.com) - OK

  • Air America (www.airamericaradio.com) - "Forbidden, this page (http://www.airamericaradio.com/) is categorized as: Internet Radio/TV, Politics/Opinion."

  • Rush Limbaugh (www.rushlimbaugh.com) - OK

  • ABC News "The Note" - OK

  • Website of the Al Franken Show (www.alfrankenshow.com) - "Forbidden, this page (http://www.airamericaradio.com/) is categorized as: Internet Radio/TV, Politics/Opinion."

  • G. Gordon Liddy Show (www.liddyshow.us) - OK
  • Bringin' freedom and democracy to Iraq.

    It's annoying, but it's also spectacularly lame. As if the kids serving over there, kids who've grown up in an Internet-file-sharing-free-music-downloading-digital-photo-swapping-IM-buddy-list world, won't feel dissed by this. They're not stupid, even if the military insists on treating them like they are. More proof of cluelessness at the top.

    Posted by Jonathan at March 6, 2006 11:27 PM  del.icio.us digg NewsVine Reddit YahooMyWeb

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