A parody website called HezboLiberal has been taken down by its owner after legal threats from the party that cannot stand dissent.
From the legal threat letter that the Liberals sent to the hosting ISP:
"Please be advised that the use of the Liberal Party of Canada’s logo and the link to the Liberal Party’s website, through the website http://www.hezboliberal.com/ hosted by your company, is a breach of Canadian Copyright and Trademarks laws. The references on that website are also slanderous and libelous.
Please ask your client to remove any reference to the Liberal Party of Canada using any sign, logo or other identification owned by the Liberal Party of Canada.
I trust you will govern yourself accordingly."
I think that they are missing the point, Canadians would wish that the Liberals could govern themselves accordingly rather than use bullying tactics to censor anything that they don’t like. It is time that the Fiberals get used to a more transparent world in which they can no longer get away with having morons like Borys and Joe in the party and cover up the gaffes and dishonesty with impunity.
Perhaps if the Liberals stood for anything other than their own power lust then they would earn some respect. But they don’t and so they become the targets for people like Hezboliberal that point a glaring spotlight onto their moral and policy deficits – and they don’t like it, they don’t understand it and so they act like any thug faced with a threat they don’t understand and they crush it. Remember this similar episode of thuggery by a thin-skinned Lib lobbyist?
Welcome, Fiberals, to the new world – bloggers and critics are not going away and you need to get used to the idea.
UPDATE: The never to be cowed Western Standard is now hosting the site, with the wonderful idea that the Libs don’t have the guts to fight a media outlet like they might a lone blogger. Go get ’em Ez!
UPDATE #2: Surprise! Kinsella, the ‘man’ who tried to sue over another bloggers comments in February, likes the idea that the site was taken down. No doubt he won’t like the fact that its back. Heh.