Monday, November 13, 2006

Scared of public discourse

computersApparently even technology journals are afraid of the power that the Internet provides for the dissemination of news and especially of damning video of politicians being idiots. Medley notes that their headline "Sen. Allen's Collapse Shows Dangers Of Web Era" could easily have been replaced with a more (reality-based) variant such as
Sen. Allen's Collapse Demonstrates Potential of Citizen Journalism
Sen. Allen's Collapse Teaches Politicians to Avoid Hypocrisy
Sen. Allen's Collapse Reminds the Watchers They're Watched
or even, heh, "Sen. Allen's Collapse Exposes Reporters as Complicit." But maybe that last would be coming a little too close to home...

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