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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    thejynxed, 13 Nov 2011 @ 7:10am

    It's all good. The more of these types of laws they make, the more people will ignore them. All they do is teach the masses to view the law in general as nothing to take seriously.

    TBH, half of the comedy is that Congress wants to be seen doing something, they don't actually care what. I have yet to meet more than a handful of Senators or Representatives that have actually read any proposed laws outside of ones they sponsor, and half of those are written by lobbyists during a drinking binge weekend.

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