The big buzz on the conservative side of the Cheddarsphere over the last week or two has to do with Sheboygan blogger Jenifer Reisinger. The story is, she received a cease and desist letter from the city of Sheboygan demanding that she remove a link to the local police department from her business website. As far as I can tell, this blogger is critical of Sheboygan Mayor Juan Perez (based on his actions here, I’d say she has every right to be critical of him), and his poorly thought out revenge was to try and stifle her freedom of speech.
Mayor Perez is now on the receiving end of disdain, mockery, and general disgust. I’m (somewhat belatedly) adding my voice to the fray with the question: why on earth would you have a problem with links to a website?
Wisconsin open records crusaders Citizens for Responsible Government are already receiving and posting public documents pertaining to the whole debacle — and they’ve found some great stuff. It’s worth checking out, if only to see ever more clearly that the world of information is changing, and if you can’t keep up, you’re gonna look like a tool.