Press Goes Nuts Over Bieber Baby, But Ignores Bieber's Concerns With Regulating The Internet

from the priorities,-people dept

As pointed out by Harold Feld, it seems pretty messed up that our news media is going absolutely nuts over the story of the potential "Bieber baby," but has all but ignored the story of how the lack of clarity in the proposed SOPA law might mean Justin Bieber would go to jail for his performances of other people's works on YouTube -- something Bieber himself has spoken out against. Let's take a look. A basic Google News search on "bieber baby" turns up... 3,770 news stories:
And then let's do a search on "bieber sopa." For that... we get... a grand total of 15 news stories (including one from Techdirt):
Which story is actually more important? The one in which the government makes massive regulatory changes to the internet that will create felons out of ordinary people? Or the story about a baby that a pop star may or may not have fathered?

Filed Under: e-parasite, journalism, justin bieber, priorities, protect ip, sopa


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 5 Nov 2011 @ 8:59pm

    Re: Here's a solution, but you must act NOW! Don't wait until it's too late!

    "Mike should sink a little (for the greater good!) and write a quintessential link-bait article, complete with a catchy headline and all. Say, for example:

    "Justin Bieber to face felony charges under new law"
    or
    "5 reasons why Justin Bieber will go to prison next year"
    or
    "Do you want Bieber out of jail? You are not alone! 3 ways to stop the madness TODAY"
    etc.

    As for the article itself, it should be written in a language targeted to non-TD readers and should be the right mix of FUD, credibility and call-to-action so that it gets shared around.

    Do it for the greater good, Mike!!!"

    He already does this. In just about every article.

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