Getting Out the Youth Vote

25 10 2010

UPDATE: Awesome video (from the future!) here

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Tell Them What Republican Plans to End Net Neutrality Will Feel Like
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If Republicans win Congress, then all messaging will no longer be treated equal. Ever again.

. . .First on the agenda: kill and bury net neutrality, the principle that all messages are treated equal, that there are no “fast speed” and “slow speed” lanes based upon one’s ability to pay.

Once destroyed, net neutrality can never return. Messaging to return to net neutrality will be routed to the bridge to nowhere. With the news media under corporate control already, you do not even see this issue covered, even by good people like Ed Schultz.

Otherwise, voters, especially those 30 and under who were raised on and expect a neutral internet, would be flocking to the polls.

This is no joke.

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25 10 2010
JJ

I can’t remember hearing net neutrality covered in mainstream media at all, much less as the key freedom issue. What do we flood the airwaves with as news, instead? Juan Williams. Why? Money, duh. Rupert Murdoch’s money. He and his NewsCorp and their scripted “news” personalities he pays so well and the vicious Breitbarts and O’Keefes undermining reality itself with their media exposure, already control coverage in every medium except the intertubes. Race (baiting) is blood sport and professional only in the sense that it’s so profitable, like “pro wrestling”:

If there is anything that’s really disturbing in all this it’s the fact that it’s getting the kind of play that it is under false pretenses.

It has been at the top of national newscasts, on the front page of newspapers and given headline space on major internet search engines. Why? It’s there under the guise of changing journalism, but the real answer is simple — race.

You have an African-American admitting he’s uncomfortable in some circumstances around Muslims, simply for what they are or appear to be. And he’s doing so in conversation with one of the great race-baiters of all time — Bill O’Reilly. He reeled them in on The View and he reeled them in again with Juan Williams. I’m waiting for O’Reilly to bait his next white guest into admitting that he or she is uncomfortable walking down the street at dusk and being approached by three “hip-hop dressed” African-American teens. “Would you cross the street?” O’Reilly will likely ask. What would you answer?

The smoke screen is that it has anything at all to do with journalism or the First Amendment or freedom of the press or fair and balanced reporting. The core issues here are as old as time — race and money.

25 10 2010
JJ

More on FOX systematically seducing and finally race-baiting Juan Williams over a decade, into defaulting to Murdoch’s money over serving the public’s right to know:

“For a certain amount of marketing points of view, Fox actually wants to keep that polarization. They can say look, we’re different. We’re dramatically different, you can see how we’re different. And if you like that difference you better come over here and you better stay here. That is an embedded part of the marketing that surrounds what happens in the news division at Fox. It’s been incredibly successful.”

Garrett added that he thought it was “no coincidence” that Fox News signed Williams to a new, $2 million contract on the day NPR fired him. He said it was a message that Williams “is ours, he’s going to stay ours, and if you’re outraged, this is the place to be.”

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