A lefty political activist suing and harassing bloggers would have every bit the same effect in the long run as living under the harshest of despotic regimes. When someone steals a blogger’s reputation, they steal his voice. They marginalize and silence him. But it doesn’t stop there. It also silences others who write, others who speak, others who conduct in-depth research and provide information not available from traditional media, as they shy away from taking risks. Then follow that to its natural conclusion; a state-directed narrative delivered by a lapdog media with no voices left to challenge it. The only steps skipped in the mad dash to tyranny are a few state-sanctioned pogroms against the Blogging Class and a conspicuous disappearance of a high-profile blogger or two.The reason this is important is that with the mainstream media ignoring significant political stories like the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal, bloggers are becoming more and more important to the news cycle. In many cases, bloggers are the ONLY sources of information on a subject. Tactics designed to silence or shut down bloggers are particularly pernicious; chilling free speech while cutting off the sole news sources on stories that challenge the mainstream media's stranglehold on what constitutes news. Check out the links above and start learning about the tactics being used to shut bloggers down across the political spectrum. For more in-depth coverage, you can also try: Liberty Chick Twitter Feed Stacy McCain's Research Franklin Center Human Events Felicia Cravens walked away from her accounting degree over a decade ago to become a stay-at-home mom. Since then, she has filled her “spare time” teaching drama in an after-school program and working in conservative politics. She founded the Houston Tea Party Society in 2009, serves as a frequent media contact, and trains and equips people new to the political process, on topics such as Convention 101 and Twitter Basics. She also serves as Vice-President of the organization that planned January’s Saddle Up Texas Straw Poll. Her passion for social, media in politics has led her to launch Dialect Social Media this spring, a consulting firm for candidates, and she can be found on Facebook and Google+, and on Twitter as @somethingfishie and at LinkedIn. She is a contributor at Own The Narrative and The Texas Conservative as well as a blogger in her own right at Something Fishie.
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