Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Jan 2013 22:11 UTC
In the News "Apparently, executives at CBS learned that the Hopper would win 'Best of Show' prior to the announcement. Before the winner was unveiled, CBS Interactive News senior-vice president and General Manager Mark Larkin informed CNET's staff that the Hopper could not take the top award. The Hopper would have to be removed from consideration, and the editorial team had to re-vote and pick a new winner from the remaining choices. Sources say that Larkin was distraught while delivering the news - at one point in tears - as he told the team that he had fought CBS executives who had made the decision." And this is why media owned by larger media conglomerates (or by large companies in general) should always be treated with a certain amount of scepticism. This may be an open and shut case, but more subtle interference can be felt every single day as you read the media.
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RE[3]: Correction
by bassbeast on Sat 19th Jan 2013 06:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Correction"
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Well...yes actually. One is fascism and the other is a corporate oligarchy so while to the outside observer it may APPEAR similar in actual function they are quite different.

For example if the USA were fascist it wouldn't be giving huge tax breaks to those that offshore and helping corps hide their money from the state with loopholes but since as Jefferson wrote: "Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains." so when the government is run by multinational megacorps they have NO problem passing laws that will damage and weaken the country as long as they profit from it.

So there really is a difference, one has everyone bow to the whims of the state and results in the state getting ever more powerful and in the other all that matters is the corps and if the country lives or dies makes no matter, so long as the corps get enough warning they can take their ill gotten gains and bail before the boat sinks. In a way it reminds me of Vietnam or Cuba, where everything was built around what the corps wanted and the leaders were nothing more than corporate mouthpieces.

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