One last comment, one more than it’s probably worth, on Steve Beshear allowing access to blog sites.
Yes, I am glad that the silly restriction was lifted. But I do wish the Herald-Leader would do its’ homework a little better before publishing things like this.
Reversing a policy set by former Gov. Ernie Fletcher's administration, state-owned computers used by executive branch employees can now access blogs. The state had banned access to most blogs, excluding those operated by newspaper and television companies, since June 2006.
"We don't believe it is state government's role to distinguish between which news source is legitimate and which is illegitimate," said Jonathan Miller, secretary of the cabinet. "For the most part, we are leaving an open Internet."
The troubling thing here is Miller’s comment that “we are leaving an open Internet” when in fact they are being more restrictive than Fletcher’s administration.
Like I said I’m glad bloggers aren’t being blocked, but whether this administration is more open on their Internet access policy is arguable.