CNET yet again tries to atone for its ridiculous “coming crackdown on bloggers” headline last week

CNET yet again tries to atone for its ridiculous “coming crackdown on bloggers” headline last week:
As I said immediately when it appeared,
CNET’s ridiculous headline
over an interview with an FEC commissioner with an unexplained (by
CNET) agenda  served as a time-wasting call to action for
bloggers to defend their right to link to campaign websites — a right
that even the interviewee never said explicitly (yet, rather implied a
scenario in which it might be theoretically possible) was under any
specific threat.

Yesterday, CNET, six days late, tried to clear up some of the confusion it helped to create. Now, a week
later, CNET lets Senators John McCain and Russ Feingold
tell bloggers there are no plans to regulate them using federal
campaign
finance laws. I guess CNET couldn’t respond to my challenge to produce
just one lawmaker who backed the hypothetical-maybe-possible-theory
they
chose to label the “coming crackdown.”

Unfortunately, CNET has let the horse out of the barn on this meme. It
will take its position right along with the “congress wants to tax
e-mail” urban myth.