Duke, Cushman and Delich – Silly and Counter-productive.
HP posted a fairly simple, factually accurate post on Jenna Delich and her incredibly stupid mistake of reading David Duke’s web site and posting a link to it.
Strangely, rather than admit this mistake, apologise profusely and move on, Jenna Delich and her supporters chose to attack HP.
The attack on HP is extremely foolish for the obvious reasons that the post is factually accurate and attacking HP will draw more attention to the initial event.
Ultimately the attack on HP will be counter-productive, it will publicise the issue more and more, it won’t restrict the Internet, quite the opposite, HP will reappear in multiple places.
Whilst authoritarians and dictators throughout the world will want to try and restrict the Internet, censor it wherever possible, that won’t work, human ingenuity will prevail and so it is with the actions of a few peculiar UCU “activists”, they won’t succeed either.
Neither you, Mr. Cushman, Ms. Delich or other wannabe authoritarians will be able to restrict the Internet or blogs.
I’m asking other bloggers to consider the dangerous precedent set by Mr. Cushman and Ms. Delich. They attack a blog for publishing a factually accurate rendition of events, they manage temporarily to close down a blog, remember bloggers tomorrow it maybe you.
Support HP and publicise this peevish attack on them.