June 15, 2009

I will never laugh at Twitter again

Not for a while, anyway. On the left, you see what happens — that and worse — when an entrenched regime feels threatened. Peep this:





Meanwhile, over here:
Today, as global geopolitics is shaken to its core by events in Iran, I turned on cable news this morning, and saw endless ads for a Larry King Jonas Brothers “interview”, Morning Joe yukking it up discussing Kuwaiti massage therapists, a video of a tomato throwing contest on CNN, talk radio blowhard Bill Bennett…and occasionally a phone call from Christiane Amanpour in Tehran. I can’t even bring myself to turn on the network morning programs, I might vomit.
Again, huge thanks to Andrew Sullivan. His blog and Nico Pitney's HuffPo blog put the media heavyweights to shame.

1 comment:

smartdogs said...

In today's digitally linked global community it becomes ever harder for government repression and censorship. Lessons learned in one part of the world can be almost instantly exported to another.

I heard that followers of Falun Gong in China have been key in helping the Iranians maintain access to key websites via serves of the Global Internet Freedom Consortium.