Canadian Politician Garth Turner Dooced
This is the highest profile case of a Canadian blogger getting fired because of his website. Garth Turner has been ejected from the Conservative Party. Like it or not, when you blog you The irony is that I’ve been a Conservative longer than most people who call themselves that these days, and my beliefs have not changed.”
This is a reminder that blogging does affect your career, your family and your friends.
Alex Saunders gives a good explaination of who Garth is for those of us who aren’t politically inclined.
For those of you who’ve never heard of him, the closest thing to Garth Turner in the world of Tech blogging might be Robert Scoble. Putting aside Turner’s views, which you might or might not agree with, he has relentlessly listened to his constituents, brought those views to Parliament and to his party, and published his thoughts and his constituents thoughts openly on his blog. Moreover, he started a vlog as well, called MP.TV, where he interviewed not just members of his own party, but members of all political parties.
In other words, he’s a blogger, and a darned good one at that.