I’ve taken a few days away from Slabbed but I noticed all hell has broken loose over with the good folks over at NOLA Media Group. The long and short of it is I received numerous inquiries yesterday if Slabbed had been subpoenaed by John Horns folks from Department of Justice. Those inquiries were prompted by this Gordon Russell story regarding the subpoena NOLA received requesting user and IP information on 11 alaises that commented on certain Times Picayune stories posted to NOLA.
Some of the commenters are defending themselves on Gordon’s story, which makes for an interesting read all on its own. My own instant reaction is that Horn has issued a very broad subpoena and the reason for that will be fun to figure out. It appears a legal fight is brewing between DoJ and Advance Publications.
In any event I’m tuning back out but am interested to hear View From Hell’s take on all this as I know View is a regular reader.
Oh yeah, back to those inquiries I received. This is working out about like I thought it would. Slabbed has not been subpoenaed to my knowledge and I do not expect to receive one. As I earlier wrote I’ve put the pedal to the metal as I sense journalistic opportunity in this chaos.
The chicken is in the pot, I repeat……