Friday, February 17, 2012

King Richard dissing another blogger

Mayor Richard Berry, by and through his PIOs, will have no truck with bloggers; the political pamphleteers of the digital age.

It is his opinion that the First Amendment doesn't apply to members of the press unless they are "credentialed reporters for a newspaper or broadcast station, licensed by the FCC."

The arrogance of his position could not be more appalling.

In the absence of any illumination from the Mayor, we are free to speculate on his reasoning. What seems most obvious is his need to control the access of non-establishment press, a press he cannot control; bloggers beholden to no interests but the public interests and their own.

Dayna Gardner is Berry's newest PIO, taking up where former PIO Chris Huffman-Ramirez left off, protecting Berry from access by bloggers who might report unfavorably on the Mayor and his doings. One of the latest to feel the point of king's lance, the Burque Blotter, link.

photos Mark Bralley

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