I have been speaking of the prestidigitation of facts and the topsy-turvydom of wrong and right. (The blog in question was one of the big players in the recent Beauchamp hoo-haw.)
Censorship Idiocy Alert
The Left is up in arms as apparently ATT blocked a few lines from a Pearl Jam broadcast that were anti-Bush – not that I’m thrilled ATT apparently felt the need to do that:
A bit of heavy-handed censorship of a Pearl Jam concert by AT&T this weekend led the band to fire off an open letter to fans—a letter in which Pearl Jam railed against media and ISP consolidation and called for readers to support network neutrality.
Pearl Jam’s performance of their big 90’s hit “Daughter” morphed into the melody from Pink Floyd’s “The Wall,” and Eddie Vedder served up a pair of anti-Bush lyrics to the tune. “George Bush, leave this world alone,” he sang. “George Bush, find yourself another home.”
BUT: First, it isn’t censorship, which is ultimately a term that should be confined to governmental interference into otherwise free speech. ATT is not so much a “controlling body” in this regard, it is a partner in delivering content. And it opted to not deliver that particular content. Well, why, one might ask? Were they signing on to a political event from the jump? I doubt it….
There. You see? It wasn’t censorship. Silly you.
Now you see it. Now you