Government Arrogance Attempts To Censor Press And Undo The Internet

The manipulation of the LIBOR rate is a huge story that I have yet to fully comprehend. But the UK is taking it seriously enough to investigate the claims and consider prosecution. Since the LIBOR scandal is immensely important to people in finance, naturally the Wall Street Journal has investigated and reported on what is going on for their readers.

None of that is surprising.

In the course of its investigation, the WSJ found out who is likely to be prosecuted for being a participant in the fraud. Naturally these people are not to be considered guilty as of yet. They have not been tried and have not had an opportunity to defend themselves. We don’t know for sure if they will even need to do so. The WSJ knows that it can’t predict the future with a hundred percent accuracy. It is simply trying to give readers the best information possible.

The UK government does not approve of this. According to TechDirt:

The UK’s issue broad injunctions that try to silence the press from naming names of people accused of crimes. Given that, a court apparently ordered the Wall Street Journal to remove the names of bankers the WSJ had noted were expected to be named as being involved in the criminal manipulation of the LIBOR rate…

Except, as the Journal notes, it had already published the story out on the wire, and while it took down its own web story, and is protesting the injunction, it’s not at all difficult to find other stories that published the names

Additionally, the WSJ has no way of “recalling” the hard copies they have sold and circulated. Those are still in England with the names printed in non-removable ink on the pages.

So what exactly does the government hope to accomplish by this “injunction.” Did the court seriously think that it can actually keep anyone from learning the information who wants it? Yet it went ahead and made the ruling anyway as if it mattered what it did or said.

That’s what is scary about power, whether on that side of the Atlantic or this: Those who wield it lose the ability to perceive their own limits. Ironically, rather than enhancing their power and prestige, the make themselves appear as fools.

Maybe this is a post about Obamacare , too.








Mark Horne was born in Melbourne, Florida, but has also lived in Liberia, West Africa, and Kwajalein, Marshall Islands before graduating from high school. He is an experienced editor and freelance writer, working with Gary DeMar, George Grant, Chuck Colson, and many others. He earned a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary and has pastored in Washington State, Oklahoma, and St. Louis, Missouri. Mark is a prolific writer and the author of a layperson's commentary on the Gospel of Mark, a tract on baptism, and a biography of J.R. R. Tolkien. He currently resides in the St. Louis area.

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  • LittleMoose

    Now you can start to understand why President Dumbo wants us to be more like Europe.

  • ONTIME

    Just more proof of ineptitude by a oversized government and what it will do if left unchecked to protect it’s own ever increasing big butt….

  • http://www.thechristiansolution.com/ The Christian Solution

    You commenters cannot have freedom of the press —
    we the government “know better what is good for you”,
    we want to eliminate “news frauds”, and
    we have not officially designated you as a “journalist”.
    .
    Guess who are the biggest lobbyists pushing this?
    – the former Judeo-media monopoly.

    • MAVET

      FORMER????? YOU MUST STILL BE ASLEEP. “FORMER”???
      THE ZIO-PROPAGANDA GRIST MILL IS STILL IN FULL FORCE MY FRIEND.

      • C. Reed

        I will ask you too. Are you saying all of this is the Jewish people’s fault? Are they the evil in this world that makes this world evil? I just want to know exactly what you mean. Sorry if I missed your intended comment. That is why i ask. Thank you.
        Do you mean how during the Holocaust, the Jewish people were blamed for every wrong doing and all that is evil? Are you saying they still are at fault and responsible for all that is evil?

        • http://www.thechristiansolution.com/ The Christian Solution

          Sounds like you are gathering ammo before an attack:)
          .
          When the radio and TV were invented, people did not buy these expensive products for the news. They already had industrialized newspapers to read which would tell them much more than was possible in the limited air time of the broadcasters.
          .
          People bought these expensive items for the entertainment value. And nobody can entertain better than Jews. No group of Christians could hope to compete. So they became an entertainment monopoly. Coming with the territory was some room for news. In fact, Congress insisted upon some news as justification for them granting the airwaves. These “Nightly News” segments were then owned and controlled by Jews; hence a virtual monopoly on free speech.
          .
          So when the voice and image of Walter Cronkite trespassed through your walls, into your living room, you didn’t even have to get out of your sofa to hear the Jews on their soap box, slanting the news in their favor.

        • http://www.threepercenters.net/ The Diagnosis

          How Dare You… Blah, Blah, Blah… Seriously, you have some audacity in supporting such outrageous accusations by daring to rely on Facts… What’s wrong with you? Don’t you know that an indictment of Zionist Genocide is Anti-Semitic and makes you a horrible and terrible evil person when you tell the Truth?

          Yes, that is Sarcasm at its Finest but now I want to thank you for having the courage to rely on documented factual unadulterated truth to both support and explain your position. Unfortunately no matter how much fact-based information you present the majority of the people in America, England and Germany have been conditioned to believe that any thing negative towards the Jew is hate-filled rhetoric regardless of what the truth is.

        • http://www.thechristiansolution.com/ The Christian Solution

          Thanks for the support. If I am not long for this website, you will know what happened to me. I was banned from WND long ago and recently from The Daily Caller. Take care.

        • http://www.threepercenters.net/ The Diagnosis

          The words that C. Reed says are not true are the very words of fact prior to all the modern and revised history doctrines being taught.

        • C. Reed

          I have attacked no one. I don’t attack people. But your words are not true! I just wanted to know exactly what you were saying. Now that I know, I see your historical facts are incorrect. That is it. Where is the attack? There isn’t any!

    • C. Reed

      I could be wrong, I may not have understood your comments so before I take off on something I first want to ask you to please clarify. Are you saying it is the Jewish people’s fault or rather who is the former Judeo media monopoly? Thank you.

      • http://www.thechristiansolution.com/ The Christian Solution

        Sounds like you are gathering ammo before an attack:)
        .
        When the radio and TV were invented, people did not buy these expensive products for the news. They already had industrialized newspapers to read which would tell them much more than was possible in the limited air time of the broadcasters.
        .
        People bought these expensive items for the entertainment value. And nobody can entertain better than Jews. No group of Christians could hope to compete. So they became an entertainment monopoly. Coming with the territory was some room for news. In fact, Congress insisted upon some news as justification for them granting the airwaves. These “Nightly News” segments were then owned and controlled by Jews; hence a virtual monopoly on free speech.
        .
        So when the voice and image of Walter Cronkite trespassed through your walls, into your living room, you didn’t even have to get out of your sofa to hear the Jews on their soap box, slanting the news in their favor.
        .
        This is of course not good for a people whose government is dictated by a people who vote based upon what they hear from Walter Cronkite.

  • MAVET

    LET ME GUESS IT SAYS-”JEW, JEW, JEW, JEW, JEW, JEW, AND JEW.

    THE NOTION THAT THEY CAN OR WILL BE SHELTERED FOREVER WHILE CARRYING OUT ALL THIS DESTRUCTION JUST CAUSE NOBODY WANTS TO BE THE ONES TO LAY HANDS N THEM BASED ON THEIR LIES OF WWII, IT BECOMES A KABUKI THEATER OF THE ABSOLUTE ABSURD WHEN THE GUILTY ENJOY A VICTIM STATUS WHILST COMMITTING UNTOLD MURDER AND LARCENY. AT SOME POINT THE TRUTH MUST BE SHOUTED-THE KING HAS NO CLOTHES ON AND “IT’S THE JEWS”.

  • MAVET

    “MY NAME IS DEATH TO THE ISRAELITES.”

    • C. Reed

      My name is Yeshua. I am a Jew! I loved you while you were so busy hating me. I died on that tree for you! I loved you and I still love you with an everlasting love. Why do you hate me? Why have you persecuted me? I died so that you could live eternally in my Father’s Kingdom yet you still hate me and persecute me? Still while you are in your lies, I love you with an ever lasting love. why do you persecute me? Those who bless my people shall be blessed; those who curse my people will be cursed. The decision is yours. I love you, Yeshua

  • MAVET

    YOU ALL CAN KISS MY REBEL DICK.

    • C. Reed

      You don’t have enough money to get anyone to kiss your anything!