Skip to comments.FLASHBACK: HILLARY CLINTON SAYS INTERNET NEWS NEEDS 'RETHINK'
Posted on 09/25/2005 2:29:17 PM PDT by wagglebee
China on Sunday imposed new media restrictions designed to limit the news and other information available to Internet users, sharply restricting the scope of content that can be posted on Web sites.
Hillary Rodham Clinton said IN 1998 during a meeting with reporters said that "we are all going to have to rethink how we deal with" the Internet because of the handling of White House sex scandal stories on Web sites.
Clinton was asked whether she favored curbs on the Internet, after the DRUDGE REPORT made headlines with coverage of her husband's affair with a White House intern. "We are all going to have to rethink how we deal with this, because there are all these competing values ... Without any kind of editing function or gatekeeping function, what does it mean to have the right to defend your reputation?" she said.
Hillary Clinton Continued:
"I don't have any clue about what we're going to do legally, regulatorily, technologically -- I don't have a clue. But I do think we always have to keep competing interests in balance. I'm a big pro-balance person. That's why I love the founders -- checks and balances; accountable power. Anytime an individual or an institution or an invention leaps so far out ahead of that balance and throws a system, whatever it might be -- political, economic, technological --out of balance, you've got a problem, because then it can lead to the oppression people's rights, it can lead to the manipulation of information, it can lead to all kinds of bad outcomes which we have seen historically. So we're going to have to deal with that. And I hope a lot of smart people are going to --"
REPORTER: Sounds like you favor regulation.
MRS. CLINTON: Bill, I don't know what -- that's why I said I don't know what I'm in favor of. And I don't know enough to know what to be in favor of, because I think it's one of those new issues we've got to address. We've got to see whether our existing laws protect people's right of privacy, protect them against defamation. And if they can, how do you do that when you can press a button and you can't take it back. So I think we have to tread carefully.
"We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." --Hillary Clinton
Somewhere between freedom of the press and freedom of speech (by the way Ms. Clinton, these are covered in the FIRST Amendment to the Constitution--look it up), the right of the people to openly debate current events is undeniable. No matter how Ms. Stalin, I mean, Clinton tries, she'll never be able to get around that one......without appointing 6 or 7 likeminded individuals to the Supreme Court.
Hillary gas a platform to run on in 2008...
Elect Hillary and she'll limit free speech!
Hitlery wants mind-control of the masses, the aphrodisiac of lefties everywhere. This would make a great campaign ad when she runs....
Well, there is one statement I agree with her on.
My sentiments exactly!
The Beast's internet "Rethink" : Get rid of those damn FReepers!
Here, let me fix that.
I'm a big
Imagine UN control of the Internet.
Can't flood the Internet with Clintonistas like the talk shows Hillary? The beast must be stopped.
The Truth will set you free Hillary. Or, in your case maybe not.
The internet has given us the freedom of the press promised in the Constitution, and even Joe Sixpack seems to be able to "Get It" even if he occasionally reaches for his tinfoil hat.
What he hell does that mean? This woman(?) has to many quotes on record to ever run for President!
Where's Craig Livingston, Hiltery?
Who murdered Vince Foster for you and your hillbilly-marxist soulmate?
The "truth" would probably send the Hildabeast to prison for the rest of her life.
And if they can, how do you do that when you can press a button and you can't take it back. So I think we have to tread carefully, until I see what is posted on DU, KOS, MoveOn.org and what cindy $heetHann is saying.
That is the only thing we need to take from this article.
PIAPS is either ignorant of what is meant by "checks and balances" or she is so cynical as to blatantly misrepresent it.
Either way, this is NOT someone who should hold public office.
It's Gore's fault this time...after all he invented the inner-nut
She should be the poster child for the "down with the first amendment movement". I wonder what ole hildabeast is afraid of . dfu and blurblogger and some others are putting together a little internet production she may be thinking about .
I wonder if she read about herself in the FreeRepublic?
"Without any kind of editing function or gatekeeping function, what does it mean to have the right to defend your reputation?" she said. "
You Commies are control freaks. I pray you NEVER get into power here!
And the best way to defend your reputation is with your behavior. No one can fake it for you like they do for Bill.
|China's model for a censored Internet(Chinese Internet surveillance system for export)
|Posted by TigerLikesRooster
On News/Activism 09/24/2005 11:46:29 PM CDT · 24 replies · 353+ views
Christian Science Monitor ^ | 09/22/05 | Kathleen E. McLaughlin
from the September 22, 2005 edition - http://www.csmonitor.com China's model for a censored Internet Some worry China's controls could be copied elsewhere. By Kathleen E. McLaughlin | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor SHANGHAI, CHINA - As China began to go online, observers made brash predictions that the Internet would pry the country open. Cyberspace, the thinking went, would prove too vast and wild for Beijing to keep under its thumb. Now these early assumptions are being sharply revised. Under an authoritarian government determined to control information, China has grown a new version of the Internet. As former US President...
In typical liberal fashion she offered no solution other to address the issue. At least we tried or were thinking about it keeps up the appearance they are concerned for us. What she dips her hoof in here is real totalitarianism.
Proof that Libs and Socialist only believe in Freedom of speech as long as you agree with them.
Well Hillary SHUT UP and THINK!
God bless the Internet ... and God bless FreeRepublic! With the emphasis on "free". :)
If it weren't for the Internet, who would call Hitlery on any of the crap she pulls; the MSM, LOL!
She knows if she doesn't get control of the internet with bloggers, news, etc. she won't get to the WH...
This is a real scare to her, so we need to do everything we can to make sure she doesn't get control....
"I don't have a clue."
The most honest thing she ever said.
"...there are all these competing values..."
Seems to me that's another key phrase that she unwittingly made.
This is Hillary for you. Completely indecisive. If you think Bush was slow to figure out what do do with the evacuation locals botched, remember it took 5 months for the Clintons to decide what to do about one orphan, Elian Gonzalez. However, when she does make up her mind, it is stormtroopers.
Pray the pubbies have the stones to repeat her quotes publicly in the campaign. That is certainly not a given.
News flash for you ...your majesty...its called the 1st Amendment perhaps you've heard of it?
If it isn't true.... you can sue...heck your an Ivy League lawyer for goodness sake...
It's what you guys do....
Hillary ..."The Gatekeeper"...naturally...
Your kind got your 'Campaign Finance Reform'...but that
was just a little bite...of what you have in mind..
For the archives.
If the GOP does not, there are plenty of others that will... AKA Swift Boat Vets types
AND take most or all of your hard-earned money and give it to someone else FOR THE COMMON GOOD!!
You're absolutely right about that!!
I heard that! Rush is hilarious! You also must have heard his parody of Cindy Sheehan Friday to the tune of "Windy" by the Association. "Who says the war was started by Jews? Everyone knows it's Cindy."
Right - and she said this BEFORE this conservative bloggers uncovered Rathergate, etc. She must be petrified now!!
If Hillary gets in, you need to plan your Saturday mornings with the DC Chapter at the White House.
I've always wondered what this meant.
A Hillary Presidential campaign is only a reality in the MSM and Liberals wet dreams. She would not survive the primaries... there are still lots of open investigations that may implicate her before 2008.
I refer you to Sen. John (McInsane) McCane and his McCane Feingold law.
I don't really know much about Hillary as I wasn't very politically aware during the 90s. But what little I do know and see makes me positive she is NOT in the best interest of our country, or any other democrats in the arena right now. Their basic philosophy is flawed.