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Senate Republicans Block Liberal Website
(2007-08-06)
(wgvu) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Lawmakers and staffers using the Michigan
Senate's Internet server no longer can visit a left-leaning
political Web site.
The decision by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop's
office is prompting backlash from bloggers and others who say it's
blatant censorship and a violation of free speech rights.
Bishop's office says the decision to block
w-w-w-dot-bloggin-for-michigan-dot-com was made because surfing the
state "is not an acceptable use of state time or funds."
Senate Republicans, however, did NOT block other political Web
sites, including conservative-leaning blogs.
The move is drawing cries of censorship from Senate Democrats,
who says blogs are a legitimate method of communicating with the
public.
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