DamnYankees: Did no one read TFA and realize he said this in a positive way? He thinks its a good thing.
shanrick: DamnYankees: Did no one read TFA and realize he said this in a positive way? He thinks its a good thing.When did we have to start reading the articles?
Marcus Aurelius: Access to foreign media sources is a real buzz kill for the US government.
AverageAmericanGuy: He's a graceful motherfarker.[ravensredzone.com image 293x410]
Dancin_In_Anson: I fail to see the problem here Johnny Boy.
SpectroBoy: You mean there is stuff on the internet otherthan FARK and porn?Is he talking about Amazon maybe?
JerseyTim: Great use of the ellipsis there by CNS. Classic.
Z-clipped: Dancin_In_Anson: I fail to see the problem here Johnny Boy.The problem isn't that people are more informed. It's that many of them are more infromed.
paygun: Here's the thing John, the government exists to serve the people. Not the other way around.
GoldSpider: paygun: Here's the thing John, the government exists to serve the people. Not the other way around.So sorry, John, that progress makes your job harder.
Dwight_Yeast: Don't disturb DIA; he's the perfect example of the low-info voter.
EyeballKid: Yes, you poor widdle things. That mean ol' gubmint is opwessing you sooo much!!! Still, I'm surprised you're allowed internet access from your FEMA trailers.
GoldSpider: DamnYankees: Did no one read TFA and realize he said this in a positive way? He thinks its a good thing.This is clearly commentary on the ability of governments to "control the narrative"; as in it makes his job harder. I'd say his perspective is neutral, if accurate as well.
Elandriel: Oh, boo-frickedy-hoo you little baby. Adapt or be left behind. The internet has given the people a voice, even if a lot of extremely crazy people use that voice to promote extremely crazy shiat.Wha I expect he meant was the internet has made it harder to control. Govern, maybe, but control, definitely. And it's only going to get worse for the highest echelon, who until recently has been used to near universal media and message control./Tinfoil side note: I expect this is what 'net neutrality' is really about; not some idiotic ala-carte service to "promote market competition" or whatever, but as a means to suppress dissent and free speech by using ISP-corporations to marginalize the outlets
jjorsett: My take is that he thinks the internet makes it harder to control the flow of information, and when people can communicate freely, then they start to ask awkward questions, analyze what they're told, start fact checking, and form groups that take action. That's what "difficult to govern" seems to mean to him.
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