Sunday, November 8, 2009

Mish Says (in effect) "BS! Shut The Mortgage Specialists Down!"

Mike "Mish" Shedlock defends bloggers right to free speech and the use of anonymous sources.

Right. Read all about it here. (Emphasis marks added - Ed.)

And wonder again what is happening to our so-called system of justice.

The case of Mortgage Lender Implode-O-Meter vs. Mortgage Specialists Inc (MSI) has reached the New Hampshire Supreme Court. MSI has demanded Implode-O-Meter reveal the identity of one of its sources in a defamation case and Implode-O-Meter refuses.

Please consider New Hampshire Suit Challenges Mortgage Blogger's Use of Anonymous Sources

. . . I believe the court ruled improperly in forcing the documents to be removed from Implode-O-Meter. Moreover, I believe Aaron should be able to post all of the relevant documentation he has on The Mortgage Specialists.While some may consider a $725,000 fine substantial, I do not believe it was substantial enough. The sad irony in this case is that The Mortgage Specialists is fighting to shut down Implode-O-Meter, when it is The Mortgage Specialists who should be shut down.

This case has profound implications on the right of online journal and blogs to state their case. This is both a freedom of speech case and a journalist right to protect sources case.

Aaron Krowne and Implode-O-Meter deserve your support.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

I think I should get a kickback, don't you?

Suzan (humor) _______________________

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