Annoying, Offending Language Online Would Be Crime Under Arizona Bill – Yahoo!.

I fully expect the Arizona Police to come knocking on my door any moment now. This abomination of a law states that it would be a class one misdemeanor for anyone to “terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend” someone through electronic means. “Annoy or Offend.” Really? I’m pretty sure I already offended someone just by using the word “screwed” in the title. As pussified as this nation has become, people are “annoyed or offended” nearly every second of every day. It’ll be interesting how this will effect talk radio, talk TV, or just TV/Radio in general.

Does a TV show that shows something a little too sexy for people that it offends them land the producers/writers/execs in jail? I imagine it’s more geared towards direct harassment, but as the saying goes: “it’s a slippery slope.”

In all seriousness, stuff like this is what really scares me. We should all keep a close eye on this one.


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