Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Storm the Capitol to Do Good Deeds." -- not James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, February 25, 2011

Destroying Freedom for Corporate Gain

(The story)

Glenn Greenwald was on the Colbert Report last night.

Here is the lead-in:

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Corporate Hacker Tries to Take Down WikiLeaks
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogVideo Archive

And the interview:

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Corporate Hacker Tries to Take Down WikiLeaks - Glenn Greenwald
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogVideo Archive

Greenwald makes a good point that it is groups like Anonymous which are doing the investigative work that reporters should be doing. But to be fair, there are a lot less reporters nowadays and their corporate overlords are not going to be too thrilled by those minions who are kicking at the wheels of the applecart. For example, just try to find the WaPo's trenchant exposé on for-profit diploma mills, since Kaplan U. is the WaPo's profit engine.

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