Monday, February 27, 2006

The Modern Scarlet Letter 

Broad-minded PR practitioners should oppose internet sites like this. It leads to hysteria and witch hunts. There is a need to keep individuals, especially minors, safe, but there is also a need to guarantee rights of individuals who may or may not have done serious wrong. I am a firm believer in Free Speech but the Supreme Court long ago says no one has the right to shout "Fire!" in a crowded theater. This site is equivalent to that. It seems to me to be a perversion of good citizenship and PR. (Yes, I did look up my home address, but that doesn't make me any less worried about what the outcome of such sites can be for neighbors.)


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