Blogwatch: Nov. 21, 2005

French prosecutors moved against the Internet last week in an effort to stop the street riots. They shut down blogs and arrested scribes for so-called moblogging, i.e., rallying rioters with incendiary language. Entries on SKYBLOG ranged from urging malcontents to "unite ... and burn the cops" to reasoning that "we have to be calm; if not, all of this will come to nothing." Across the Atlantic, bloggers were enraged and agog. BARKING MOONBAT EARLY WARNING SYSTEM deemed the assault on free speech the "Most Ridiculous Item of the Day," adding sarcastically, "I never realized we bloggers had this much power."

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