According to many sources, Texas State Rep Vicki introduced a bill for the upcoming legislature (HR-129) that would subject bloggers to libel laws.
This is just another way to silence the little guy/gal. If only real issues were pursued with such fervor. But will they sue the Texas Monthly for their "worst legislators in Texas" list? Probably not.
We as bloggers should unite (as we often do), and "share and share alike" when it comes to Rep. Truitt.
She's not the biggest friend of the little guy/gal, as shown in her Project Vote Smart ratings (link)
Here's the full text of the bill (link)
Many have opinions, as I do. Here's the rundown.
Vince at Capitol Annex (link)
* I love Vince's quote:
Yet, while specifically extending the right to sue bloggers for defamation without also offering us the protection we deserve and are entitled to as citizen journalists (and at this time I would also call for a complete ’shield law in Texas that includes bloggers’), a disservice is done, plain and simple.
Bay Area Houston: link
In The Pink Texas: link