: Dan Gillmor tries to draw a parallel between what’s happening in Iran — where they arrested blogger Sina Motallebi — and here:
Jailing political opponents isn’t our style in the U.S., but just about every policy our current government favors would make it harder for average people to get news that’s contrary to the conventional wisdom — and the Bush administration, the most secretive in decades, is no friend of untrammeled speech in any event.
Huh? Sorry, friend, but that makes no sense. What is happening here that has the slightest resemblance to arresting a man for what he says online? What’s happening in Iran is serious and dangerous. What was happening in Iraq (pre-war) was serious and deadly. What’s happening here? Nothing.