Personally, I like the presentation. The stories fill in the gaps left by traditional media and aren't generally slanted politically; much different than Fox News's "We (distort) report, you decide.” It’s nice to be able to read news about the idiocy of our worlds’ governments and corporations without feeling there is any agenda other than openness and transparency. Of course, the humor is always appreciated, probably not by the various and assorted trolls, but definitely by everyone else. I rarely comment, but when I do it is usually on something stupid some lawyer or “public (master) servant” has done. So, I read Techdirt for: current events/affairs information, economic information, copyright and patent(humor)news, and a viewpoint not slanted to support incumbents.
"Once you strip out all the panicky trappings, the FBI is basically asserting that it, and the law enforcement agencies it's speaking in support of, should be allowed to do what they like with zero accountability."
Of course, how else can you get a good police state setup and running if everyone knows all you secrets?