Jul 6 2010
Is it considered a high crime or misdemeanor to destroy the First Amendment without a vote in Congress? Is ‘controversial’ just a pseudonym for conservative?
(CBS News)– The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is blocking certain websites from the federal agency’s computers, including halting access by staffers to any Internet pages that contain a “controversial opinion,” according to an internal email obtained by CBS News.
The email was sent to all TSA employees from the Office of Information Technology on Friday afternoon.
It states that as of July 1, TSA employees will no longer be allowed to access five categories of websites that have been deemed “inappropriate for government access.”The categories include:
• Controversial opinion (Who makes THAT decision?)
• Criminal activity (Like tea parties?)
• Extreme violence (including cartoon violence) and gruesome content (Does that include pictures of muhammad?)
The email does not specify how the TSA will determine if a website expresses a “controversial opinion.”
Gee, I wonder if this new policy has anything to do with this warning that started appearing for my website on some search engines yesterday?
UPDATE: My friend Chris at Logan’s Warning told me a graphic I had in the sidebar from the National Terror Alert was causing the problem. I have removed it so hopefully, the problem will be resolved.