The Local Crank

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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Friday, September 22, 2006

And Speaking of Fascism...

...Exxon-Mobil asks the Department of Homeland Security to throw two journalists in jail for filming Katrina evacuees herded like prisoners into one of their facilities. Feel safer yet?


Blogger Kvatch said...

The just want to get ahold of Palast. If anybody else had done it...

9/24/2006 1:55 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

...they'd be after them, too. And even if not, it's kinda the principal of the thing. This goes WAY beyond SLAPs (strategic lawsuits against the public interest; basically large companies filing monstrous frivolous lawsuits against community activists to shut them up), this is using the national security apparatus as the handmaiden of corporate interests to stifle free speech.

9/24/2006 9:02 PM  

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