Quote of the week – 22/09/10

“I’m not afraid of Muslims/tea partiers/socialists/immigrants/gun owners/gays…but I am scared of spiders.”

One of the deadpan protest signs being used at Jon Stewart’s ‘Rally to Restore Sanity’.

(Source: The Daily Show)

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”


Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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