So here is my first political post on the relaunched blog.
A State Representative from Georgia, Earnest Smith (D-Augusta), has introduced HB 39. If passed into law, it would mean “that a person commits defamation when he or she causes an unknowing person wrongfully to be identified as the person in an obscene depiction.” In other words, photoshopping someones head into porn.
While you may be saying that there are 1st Amendment ramifications here, the honorable Rep. has taken the step to use the key work “defamation.” Technically, defamation is not protected speech. However, this type of speech is quite funny.
The funny part to me is that a person would be wrongfully identified in the edited photos. Do you really think that President Obama and Mitt Romney stopped on the campaign last fall to engage in a little sexual horse play? (Questionable image after the link…) Continue reading