Imagine — a Mitt Romney presidency | Arkansas Blog

Friday, February 17, 2012

Imagine — a Mitt Romney presidency

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 10:23 AM

The idea of a Mitt Romney presidency is troubling in any number of ways.

But add one more — the type of people to whom he'll owe gratitude.

Read Glenn Greenwald in Salon on billionaire Frank Vandersloot. Vandersloot's actions regarding gay people and gay rights don't sit well with me, for starters. But his use of legal pressure to suppress publication of articles about him is a much bigger 1st Amendment issue. Greenwald vows to raise whatever money is necessary to combat Vandersloot.

The rich guys can be beaten in court on occasion. Ask the Stephenses and Walter Hussman about Righthaven, the copyright lawsuit factory they once backed.

Just noticed that Romenesko, influential media blogger, linked Salon on the Vandersloot legal tactics. Will mainstream media show some backbone and follow up?

Tags: , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • LR speakers blast state board for double standard

    A series of speakers, beginning with Sen. Joyce Elliott, denounced what they saw as a hidden agenda favoring charter schools at the state Department of Education and asked the state Board of Education for return of local control.
    • May 12, 2016
  • City Board votes to table homeless feeding ordinance for 8 weeks, study with commission

    The Little Rock Board of Directors voted tonight to table for eight weeks an ordinance that homeless advocates say would severely limit the ability of charities to feed homeless people in city parks. Before the ordinance was punted, Vice Mayor Kathy Webb proposed a nine-member commission to study the issue and make recommendations to the board.
    • May 16, 2017
  • Kenneth Starr: A comment from Betsey Wright

    Betsey Wright, former President Bill Clinton's chief of staff when he was Arkansas governor, responds bitterly to a New York Times article today quoting Whitewater Prosecutor Kenneth Starr's warm words about Clinton. She can't forget the lives Starr ruined in Arkansas.
    • May 24, 2016

Most Shared

  • ASU to reap $3.69 million from estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn

    Arkansas State University announced today plans for spending an expected $3.69 million gift in the final distribution of the estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn, who died in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
  • Bad health care bill, again

    Wait! Postpone tax reform and everything else for a while longer because the Senate is going to try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act one more time before September ends and while it can do it with the votes of only 50 senators.
  • Sex on campus

    Look, the Great Campus Rape Crisis was mainly hype all along. What Vice President Joe Biden described as an epidemic of sexual violence sweeping American college campuses in 2011 was vastly overstated.
  • The inadequate legacy of Brown

    LRSD continues to abdicate its responsibility to educate poor black students.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation