by Mike Masnick
Fri, Nov 4th 2011 6:39pm
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?
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Finding And Responding To The Media's Favorite Ridiculous And Misleading Free Speech Tropes
- New York District Court Denies Immunity To NYPD Officers Who Arrested A Citizen For Filming Them
- Ex-CIA Officials To New York Times: Don't Try To Hold The CIA Accountable. The CIA Will Hold The CIA Accountable.
- Government Tells Jeffrey Sterling He's No General Petraeus; Defends 20-Year Sentence Recommendation
- To The NSA, A Reporter Covering Al Qaeda Looks Identical To An Al Qaeda Member