Skankdom At The Port: Technically Speaking The Right To Say Things Anonymously Should Be Upheld Simply For The Sake Of Ugly People

Monday, August 24, 2009

A few minutes ago I happened to catch an article on this whole affair concerning an Asian American blogger named Rosemary Port (and I use the term blogger loosely because there were only five posts) and model Liskula Cohen who tried to get Port's identity known after she kept on calling her a skank (in her five posts), won, where now Port is suing Google to the tune of 15 million for usurping her right to privacy with the argument from her attorney as this:

High-powered attorney Salvatore Strazzullo has taken on Port’s case and is ready to go all the way up to the Supreme Court with it. “Our Founding Fathers wrote ‘The Federalist Papers’ under pseudonyms. Inherent in the First Amendment is the right to speak anonymously. Shouldn’t that right extend to the new public square of the Internet?,” Strazzullo said.

Yes it should.

But I believe so for a very different reason - it's not to protect the identities of just people in general - it's to protect the identities of people who are kinda ugly.

Too bad this guy and the people that gave him the show never got the memo.