June 24, 2003

CIPA - "censorware" the liberal's term, says columnist

Today I've been searching Google news for the keyword censorware. So far I've found one (1) article. From a conservative publication The Weekly Standard:

... -the ACLU and the American Library Association call the filters "censorware," ...

I wish! I wish! I love the world this writer is constructing. It reminds me of the old Jewish joke:

A Jewish man was riding on the subway reading a copy of Arab World News. A friend of his, who happened to be riding in the same subway car, noticed this strange phenomenon. Very upset, he approached the newspaper reader:

"Moshe, have you lost your mind? Why are you reading that garbage newspaper?" Moshe replied: "I used to read the Jewish newspaper, but what did I find? Jews being persecuted, Israel being attacked, Jews disappearing through assimilation and intermarriage, Jews living in poverty.

So I switched to Arab World News. Now what do I find? Jews own all the banks, Jews control the media, Jews are all rich and powerful, Jews rule the world. The news is so much better."

(thanks to Rhino's blog for the text)

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in censorware | on June 24, 2003 07:23 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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