The Daily Ping

There were rumors of a Ping book, but those were started on the internet.

March 25th, 2004

Seems Schiesty to Me

Heard an interesting thing on the way into work this morning: apparently some government agencies recently started blocking HowardStern.com for their employees. “Makes sense,” you say, “It’s got to have T&A all over it, right?”

Nope. Not a bit. In fact, it’s entirely politically-oriented with details about the FCC’s recent clampdown on so-called “indecency” as well as articles supporting Stern’s claim that we need to get George Bush out of office.

I can’t imagine this is the case of filtering software automatically blocking his site, because he’s never had anything indecent there… in fact, this is the first time he’s had anything there. Unless it’s a standard policy to block political sites from within government walls, which I can’t imagine would be the case, this sounds pretty shady to me.

Perhaps some of our government employment Pingers can try this for themselves and report back on both HowardStern.com and some other overtly political sites.

Posted in Politics

FROM: Scott [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday March 25, 2004 -- 2:29:12 pm
I just tried it here in Richmond Public Schools and its blocked. The reason given is that the site falls into the "Tasteless/Gross" category. Strange, considering that is not the type of content found on the site.



FROM: dave
DATE: Thursday March 25, 2004 -- 5:36:14 pm
I never listened to Howard until about a month ago. I'll listen to him until he gets booted - he's the only person on radio making any sense right now.



What is this then?

The Daily Ping is the web's finest compendium of toilet information and Oreo™® research. Too much? Okay, okay, it's a daily opinion column written by two friends. Did we mention we've been doing this for over ten years? Tell me more!

Most Popular Pings

Last Week's Most Popular Pings

Let's be nice.

© 2000-2011 The Daily Ping, all rights reserved. Tilted sidebar note idea 'adapted' from Panic. Powered by the mighty WordPress.