Friday, January 14

CBS Takes Underhand Slap at Bloggers

From LGF:
CBS has altered the PDF file for their report on Memogate, to prevent copying and pasting.

Here's the page at CBS News, with modified PDF file: CBS Ousts 4 For Bush Guard Story.

Rather obviously (pardon the pun), this is aimed at making it harder for blogs to criticize the report, by stopping them from copying and pasting sections to illustrate points.
These people are stupid. First, for even thinking they could pull this off. Our friends at LGF have already posted the first unedited version with copying enabled, and second, for thinking they weren't going to get ripped for this. They are supposed to be a news provider. They're are supposedly in the business of spreading information, not figuring out creative ways to suppress it.