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SOPA Hearings Stacked In Favor of Pro-SOPA Lobby 302

Adrian Lopez writes "Techdirt reports that 'apparently, the folks behind SOPA are really scared to hear from the opposition. We all expected that the Judiciary Committee hearings wouldn't be a fair fight. In Congress, they rarely are fair fights. But most people expected the typical "three in favor, one against" weighted hearings. That's already childish, but it seems that the Judiciary Committee has decided to take the ridiculousness to new heights. We'd already mentioned last week that the Committee had rejected the request of NetCoalition to take part in the hearings. At the time, we'd heard that the hearings were going to be stacked four-to-one in favor of SOPA. However, the latest report coming out of the Committee is that they're so afraid to actually hear about the real opposition that they've lined up five pro-SOPA speakers and only one "against."' Demand Progress is running an online petition against such lopsided representation."
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SOPA Hearings Stacked In Favor of Pro-SOPA Lobby

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  • Re:Fallen (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 16, 2011 @10:05AM (#38072790)

    You think the cud-chewers in flyover country even NOTICED what was going on?

    Perhaps you missed out on the memo - they don't pay attention to the news, even when the newsmedia is outraged about not being able to report it.

    They get their "info" from the hatemongers and racist shitwads on morning and afternoon talk radio. Like this "Dan Patrick" and "Sam Malone" we have on KSEV and KVCE in Texas; they've been slandering the ever-loving hell out of the OWS movement ever since it started. Sam hasn't noticed yet that this isn't the 70s, though he obviously thinks so, since about every 5 minutes he makes some crack about how the OWS should "take a bath" and OWS women should "shave their pits, shave their legs, and go get a job as a waitress or secretary."

    Of course, Sam is an open, out-and-out Birther too, who regularly refers to the President of the United States as "that kenyan muslim."

    Fucking misogynist, bigoted shitwads. That's what you're dealing with in the right wing these days.

  • by Dorkmaster Flek ( 1013045 ) on Wednesday November 16, 2011 @10:08AM (#38072830)
    It's easy to confuse SOPA with SOAP, though. Neither accomplish the goal stated by the acronym. SOPA won't stop online piracy, and SOAP is anything but simple.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 16, 2011 @10:54AM (#38073200)

    The American Association Against Acronym Abuse!

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