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Submission + - The Streisand Effect: A Florida journalist's smear and censor campaign backfires (popehat.com) 2

An anonymous reader writes: A tragic death, freedom of speech, libel, defamation, legal threats, unethical journalism, reddit's /r/bicycling, and The Streisand effect. A South Florida "journalist" is called out for running a smear story, doubles down on his position, publicly attacks commenters and reddit, and threatens legal action when a disturbing conflict of interest is exposed.
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The Streisand Effect: A Florida journalist's smear and censor campaign backfires

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  • This story appears to be slashdot-worthy, but the submission needs a lot of work. I'm not sure how to word it - the best I came up with: After a politically-connected drunk driver killed a bicyclist and the traditional media smeared the victim, an online community of bicyclists exposed the unethical journalism and conflicts-of-interest... and then the Streisand effect kicked in.

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