Major Media Outlets Supporting SOPA, Have Not Reported On It

internetThe major news networks apparently feel that the controversial proposed Stop Online Piracy Act is an important piece of legislation — the parent companies are all working to ensure its passage. Strange, then, that there has been no on air mention of the bill. Media Matters writes:

Most major television news outlets — MSNBC, Fox News, ABC, CBS, and NBC — have ignored the bill during their evening broadcasts. One network, CNN, devoted a single evening segment to it.

The parent companies of most of these networks, as well as two of the networks themselves, are listed as official “supporters” of this legislation on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website.

New York Times media columnist David Carr, who described the legislation as “alarming in its reach,” explained in a column earlier this week that “digitally oriented companies see SOPA as dangerous and potentially destructive to the open Web and a step toward the kind of intrusive Internet regulation that has made China a global villain to citizens of the Web.” Google co-founder Sergey Brin has warned that the legislation “would put us on a par with the most oppressive nations in the world.”

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  • Anonymous

    and surprise the companies that want to control what you’re told are for it.

  • I_abide

    and surprise the companies that want to control what you’re told are for it.

  • shelley griffiths

    New World [Controling] Order comes to mind…….

  • shelley griffiths

    New World [Controling] Order comes to mind…….

  • Anarchy Pony

    What’s that? Multinational Corporations secretly influencing public thought and dialogue on an important issue related to free speech and privacy because of their ownership and control of news media outlets? What’s that you’re trying to tell me about the “liberal” media?

  • Anarchy Pony

    What’s that? Multinational Corporations secretly influencing public thought and dialogue on an important issue related to free speech and privacy because of their ownership and control of news media outlets? What’s that you’re trying to tell me about the “liberal” media?

  • inadequate member

    the great firewall of america??

  • inadequate member

    the great firewall of america??

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Of course they haven’t put a spotlight on SOPA…that would be like Jerry Sandusky posing for a photo op hug with PedoBear right before heading to the showers with a new victim in tow.

    I don’t even expect the major media to give insight to any real issues any more. Their job is to have good hair and sound clever while the cameras roll…then take their checks and go home. They have no allegiance to any purpose higher than payday…and yet they hold jobs that have a responsibility as important as that held by teachers, doctors, EMTs, firemen, nurses and damned near any other field where the well being and health of people are at stake. Offline…journalism is almost completely dead…at least in the old sense of it being a trade with a purpose and a meaning beyond the end of shift. It once carried with it the honorable belief that accurate information empowers a people to share in the guiding of their country. That belief is old news…and the new news is cash is king, PT Barnum-esque conduct is acceptable, and people get the news they want and deserve because they don’t fight hard enough for better. 

    The best way to sell preventing SOPA is to remind the nations business people that there is one market still thriving and evolving in all 50 states during the worst economy since the Depression Era…and strangling that economy to death will not make anything better…it will make things worse…not just for freedom…but for finance. Like a black tar smack high…it sounds like a good deal from a safe distance…but by the time the damage is done its too late to change your mind. No one, not even the companies touting SOPA, will be well served by it. They have a short term goal in mind…and the long term will bite us ALL in the ass.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Of course they haven’t put a spotlight on SOPA…that would be like Jerry Sandusky posing for a photo op hug with PedoBear right before heading to the showers with a new victim in tow.

    I don’t even expect the major media to give insight to any real issues any more. Their job is to have good hair and sound clever while the cameras roll…then take their checks and go home. They have no allegiance to any purpose higher than payday…and yet they hold jobs that have a responsibility as important as that held by teachers, doctors, EMTs, firemen, nurses and damned near any other field where the well being and health of people are at stake. Offline…journalism is almost completely dead…at least in the old sense of it being a trade with a purpose and a meaning beyond the end of shift. It once carried with it the honorable belief that accurate information empowers a people to share in the guiding of their country. That belief is old news…and the new news is cash is king, PT Barnum-esque conduct is acceptable, and people get the news they want and deserve because they don’t fight hard enough for better. 

    The best way to sell preventing SOPA is to remind the nations business people that there is one market still thriving and evolving in all 50 states during the worst economy since the Depression Era…and strangling that economy to death will not make anything better…it will make things worse…not just for freedom…but for finance. Like a black tar smack high…it sounds like a good deal from a safe distance…but by the time the damage is done its too late to change your mind. No one, not even the companies touting SOPA, will be well served by it. They have a short term goal in mind…and the long term will bite us ALL in the ass.

    • Wildcat

      And we have no one to blame but ourselves for allowing an age of decadence to make us all complacent.  The Strength of the U.S lies in it’s small to mid size businesses.  This act would do serious damage to a large percentage of those  businesses.  Remember most of the middle to emerging upper class are coming from this sector.  The goal of upper 1% is to eliminate any competition, the middle class and rendering the remanants of the United States to a service oriented nation.  And you are correct in assuming that it will bite us in the ass …they pretty much duck fucked us all. 

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    the major difference between China and the US is
    China doesn’t hide its totalitarian moves
    behind that democracy and freedom smokescreen used by the US

  • BuzzCoastin

    the major difference between China and the US is
    China doesn’t hide its totalitarian moves
    behind that democracy and freedom smokescreen used by the US

  • Jimsmith

    Both the physical and digital end are now covered.  The concentration camps (or as my friend calls them ‘re-education’ and ‘liquidation’ camps) are being built now as we speak thanks to the NDAA.  The Gestapo is reborn as the TSA/DHS/CIA.  SOPA is the final and absolute piece to controlling the U.S .  

     Now the question is who is the official Minister of Propaganda and National Enlightenment. 

  • Jimsmith

    Both the physical and digital end are now covered.  The concentration camps (or as my friend calls them ‘re-education’ and ‘liquidation’ camps) are being built now as we speak thanks to the NDAA.  The Gestapo is reborn as the TSA/DHS/CIA.  SOPA is the final and absolute piece to controlling the U.S .  

     Now the question is who is the official Minister of Propaganda and National Enlightenment. 

  • Jimsmith

    Both the physical and digital end are now covered.  The concentration camps (or as my friend calls them ‘re-education’ and ‘liquidation’ camps) are being built now as we speak thanks to the NDAA.  The Gestapo is reborn as the TSA/DHS/CIA.  SOPA is the final and absolute piece to controlling the U.S .  

     Now the question is who is the official Minister of Propaganda and National Enlightenment. 

  • Jimsmith

    Both the physical and digital end are now covered.  The concentration camps (or as my friend calls them ‘re-education’ and ‘liquidation’ camps) are being built now as we speak thanks to the NDAA.  The Gestapo is reborn as the TSA/DHS/CIA.  SOPA is the final and absolute piece to controlling the U.S .  

     Now the question is who is the official Minister of Propaganda and National Enlightenment. 

  • Wildcat

    And we have no one to blame but ourselves for allowing an age of decadence to make us all complacent.  The Strength of the U.S lies in it’s small to mid size businesses.  This act would do serious damage to a large percentage of those  businesses.  Remember most of the middle to emerging upper class are coming from this sector.  The goal of upper 1% is to eliminate any competition, the middle class and rendering the remanants of the United States to a service oriented nation.  And you are correct in assuming that it will bite us in the ass …they pretty much duck fucked us all. 

  • anon

    boycott hollywood and all major media corporations

  • anon

    boycott hollywood and all major media corporations

  • anti fascist

    boycott all artists and entertainers working for any of the media companies supporting this legislation and let them know why you’re doing so. Get on twitter/facebook etc and spread the word that the end of the internet is nigh and MSNBC, Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC are to blame. Non of the recording artists or actors who claim to support human rights have spoken out about this issue, so tell ‘em what you think

  • anti fascist

    boycott all artists and entertainers working for any of the media companies supporting this legislation and let them know why you’re doing so. Get on twitter/facebook etc and spread the word that the end of the internet is nigh and MSNBC, Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC are to blame. Non of the recording artists or actors who claim to support human rights have spoken out about this issue, so tell ‘em what you think

  • anarcho

    So what are we really facing,  and why all of these bills like SOPA and the Detention Act suddenly?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2dKVhVB1UM&feature=player_embedded#!

    INDEFINITE DETENTION OF AMERICANS AND SOPA – THE WAR IS ON

    http://notinhisname.blogdrive.com/archive/cm-12_cy-2011_m-12_d-16_y-2011_o-0.html

  • http://twitter.com/anarcho anarcho

    So what are we really facing,  and why all of these bills like SOPA and the Detention Act suddenly?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2dKVhVB1UM&feature=player_embedded#!

    INDEFINITE DETENTION OF AMERICANS AND SOPA – THE WAR IS ON

    http://notinhisname.blogdrive.com/archive/cm-12_cy-2011_m-12_d-16_y-2011_o-0.html

  • Cooldudemurphy

    If our gov is looking to die due to millions of americans looking to destroy the tyrany in our gov. then let it happen. Im ready to bear arms for everything

  • Cooldudemurphy

    If our gov is looking to die due to millions of americans looking to destroy the tyrany in our gov. then let it happen. Im ready to bear arms for everything

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3S6XOWU2FYFJELQZODVEEGI7PI Alexander Chaffetz

    All people that love keeping the internet free, cancel your cable subscriptions.  TV megaliths will crush the internet if we don’t all cancel our cable en masse and shut down the power of media giants over the freedom of the internet.

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