I am absolutely astounded at the comments made by the head of NewsCorp (FOX broadcasting).
There’s one obvious joke, that the head of Fox of all places is trying to tell us about morals. The guy that brought the world shows such as “Worlds Worst Temptation Island Car Crashes When Animals Attack Celebrity Boxing 8” is trying to tell us the internet is sending the world to hell in a handbasket? And just what has his company been peddling for the last ten years?
But what I find most reprehensible is the statement that broadband connectivity is largely used for pornography and pirating software. His “den of thieves” ideas sound more at home being projected from the pulpit of a luddite preacher. I’ve heard that Hollywood is waging a war of words against technology, but I have a hard time believing anyone would pay mind to this rhetoric that’s been turned up to 11, so to speak.
How could he possibly discount the 99.99% (based merely on my assumptions that most people are law-abiding citizens) of people with broadband access that simply use it for the sake of convenience? There are millions of people that wanted their email faster, that didn’t want to tie up a phone line, that wanted to telecommute and required their fast connection. An analogous statement would be claiming that all cell phones are used by drug dealers and terrorists, and that there should be laws to limit cell phone use from everyone.
Scarier than the content of these ridiculous statements, I wonder just how many people actually agree with the guy, or think he’s speaking the truth (aside from other heads of broadcasting).