Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd May 2012 16:13 UTC
Google Google CEO Larry Page was interviewed on Charlie Rose recently, and there was certainly some interesting stuff in there. Sadly, the interview suffers from the curse of modern journalism in that it was all a bit timid and civil (no truly harsh and confronting questions), but despite that, it's still a good watch. Two quotes from Page really stood out to me.
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RE: You sure...
by Flatland_Spider on Thu 24th May 2012 12:44 UTC in reply to "You sure..."
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That's what they want you to think. The reality is they are trying to sell advertising space, and they will do anything, and everything, to please their advertisers or their celebrity guests.

The end result is AOL, Gawker, and 24 hr cable news channels who give way too much time to the latest media whore.

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RE[2]: You sure...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 24th May 2012 21:07 in reply to "RE: You sure..."
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The irony of it all is this is Charlie Rose we are talking about. He's the farthest you could get from the advertising you're talking about. His show is on Public Broadcasting. They don't have ads other than a brief mention of the donors at the end of the show. He does a very good job of asking tough questions to politicians and is mostly unbiased.

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