Thursday, March 16, 2006

WEBSITE BANNED IN JERSEY CITY

Today's Jersey Journal reports that Jersey City has banned the website, Get NJ from City Hall computers. The site contains a Hudson County message board which has been critical of the administration of Mayor Jerramiah Healey. The Journal reports:

The City Hall ban is limited to the Web site getnj.com and does not extend to other message boards on the net, which caught the attention of the ACLU of New Jersey.
The site's owner, former city employee Anthony Olszewski, cannot understand why his site is the only one banned by the city, "and not other recreational sites such as eBay.com."
We concur with Olszewski, who worked during the administration of former Republican Mayor Bret Schundler.

8 comments:

Jackie Corley said...

I smell fascism.

Honest Abe said...

I guess you could call it any type of bad "ism" you're comfortable with. I can totally understand the city not wanting its employees surfing the web when they're supposed to be working, but to single out one site says a lot.

Honest Abe said...

I guess they're cool with porn sites or "faces of death", as long as it's not getnj.com.
I've yet to hear whether my blog has been banned anywhere. I understand Bill Barham checks it out every morning.

Teddy Roosevelt said...

Honest Abe said "I understand Bill Barham checks it out every morning."

Dude, that is because he wants to figure out who you are so he can hunt you down.

john doe said...

THE UNITED FRONT IS COMING!

DEMOCRATS - BAM!

GO! GO!! GO!!!

Honest Abe said...

Huh?

JIM_PURCELL said...

yeah,

they're going to stop blogging. sure, i believe that one ...not.

it's new and it's big and censoring it is like trying to use a sponge to sop up the ocean. it doesn't work. if it makes them feel better to do something official to sanction it then great. it's just not practical.

William H Seward said...

I wish they would ban this stuff at my office...I get alot more work done! :-)