Thursday, March 15, 2007

MN GOP admits it doesn't have to be accurate

A hate-site put up by SD 37 Republicans (no, I don't link to hate-sites) has some interesting stuff buried in it's legal disclaimer. In it, the SD37 GOP says

"Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we not commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on this website is kept up-to-date.
That's right. This group of Republicans is telling you up front that if they lie or distort, they're not responsible. (Hmmm... perhaps they're taking a cue from the White House?) That disclaimer wouldn't hold water in a US Court because of US libel laws and libel law Supreme Court rulings.

Now it could be that Republicans are planning to put out inaccurate information on their hate-site. But the more likely reason for the disclaimer's oddness is it is a template from a British legal site. How un-American...outsourcing your legal work to England! Unfortunately for the SD 37 Republicans, British laws on libel are different from US laws.

Evil or just stupid? You be the judge. In either case, the credibility and believability factor of any information on the site is very suspect. The SD 37 Republicans must feel the same way. They don't even link to the hate-site from their official site.

Another GOP web folly

For months SD 38 Republicans chaired by Michael Brodkorb (who also doesn't get a link) had a site promising "a real agenda and some good ideas and solutions of our own". Not surprisingly, the site had neither. And after two out of three of Brodkorb's incumbent legislative candidates went down to defeat in November the site went dormant.

Earlier this year when other bloggers began making fun of the outdated site, most information was removed from it and replaced with a promise of a new site "coming soon".

Now the site is completely gone.

Perhaps the SD38 Republicans have decided that Brodkorb's blog is their official voice and they don't need a website. Perhaps they're moving back to the site hosted at the MN GOP. Oops! That one hasn't been updated for years!


Blogger Jambo said...

A British legal site? That would explin the "whilst" and the "u" in endeavour. Were they too dumb or too lazy to edit?

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