"That's a pretty funny statement considering she's part of the same government which is bringing in the The Stop Online Piracy Act and who routinely shutdown websites that don't agree with their policies or views."
One of the problems I've been having with convincing some of my friends and acquaintances how truly awful the Stop Online Piracy Act really is is that a lot of them think that opposition to it is hysterical overreaction.
The SOPA is a stunningly dreadful piece of legislation that's bad for the Internet and bad for users. There's no question about it. If this ill-considered rubbish becomes law, there's no question in my mind that it could and probably would stifle legal expression while tilting the balance of power dramatically in favor of wealthy copyright holders.
But your comment, sadly, is part of the reason that it's difficult to make people outside the IT community see how bad it is. As obnoxious as the government may be when it comes to the Internet, it does not "routinely shutdown websites that don't agree with their policies or views." Quite the opposite, in fact; a quick Google search easily turns up tens of millions of Web sites that disagree with the government's policies and views, on every topic from drug policy to foreign policy to what country the president was born in to the SOPA itself.
The SOPA is bad enough that we don't need overheated, and provably false, rhetoric to oppose it.