Should you share your opinions online?
The Recruiting Animal has been actively trying to dismiss claims that we should be peering over our shoulders whenever we have fun online. But, yesterday, he saw a posting on a political blog that weakened his position at least a little bit.
Jack Layton, leader of Canada's NDP party, has claimed, after meeting Hamid Karzai, that he never called for the withdrawl of Canadian troops from Afghanistan. Unfortunately, for Jack, the news sites say otherwise.
Federal NDP Leader Jack Layton has repeated his earlier calls for Canada to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, after four soldiers died on the weekend while battling Taliban militants. This is the wrong mission for Canada," Layton said. -- CBC, Sept 3, 2006
Members of the federal New Democratic Party on Saturday overwhelmingly endorsed party leader Jack Layton's call to pull Canadian troops from Afghanistan. -- CBC, Sept 9, 2006
Here's how the blogs are responding:
The lying scoundrel Jack Layton was on CBC news today saying that he didn't want Canadian troops to withdraw from Afghanistan, but just to them move to the North of the country. He says the MSM [Mainstream Media] has distorted his opinions. He is, of course, lying. -- Dr Roy
I suppose, in different circumstances, Dr Roy could be the guy who's reading your resume and decides to check out your online rants. That certainly puts a chill on freedom of speech.; it makes it easy to discount you for non-work issues like your political views.