FEC elates strange bedfellows with political blogging ruling – ars technica

I’ve been following this thread for a few years now. The FEC has been getting this right for some time now, correctly positing that free speech is free speech, even when it’s political, and that speech doesn’t count as a political contribution. That seems pretty clear, but this ruling confirms it yet again. via @journerdism […]

House panel approves legal shield for bloggers – CNET News.com

Not as great as it sounds. Basically says that bloggers are journalists IF they make money “or livelihood” — if they take ads. Not sure how detailed the language is, because my blog has certainly been a factor in getting “livelihood.” via Dave W. House panel approves legal shield for bloggers – CNET News.com

A couple of moments with the president | Rhode Island news | Rhode Island news | projo.com | The Providence Journal

“WPRI-TV, Channel 12 reporter Jarrod Holbrook had his White House press pass snatched after he shouted “Mr. President!” twice as President Bush greeted Air and Army National Guardsmen gathered on the tarmac at the Air National Guard base in Quonset.” A couple of moments with the president | Rhode Island news | Rhode Island news […]

Keep your code of conduct out of my communication medium, thank you kindly

Let’s be clear, here: There are trolls everywhere. On the letters to the editor pages of our newspapers, on every daytime television talk show, not to mention most hours of cable news, at the table next to us at the coffee shop, the halls of Congress, and yes, in the blogosphere.