Thursday, March 4, 2010

Suing Bloggers?

Viacom, the media industry monopoly that owns just about everything you see on TV has already sued and filed lawsuits against just about every online form of media competition posting TV clips you can imagine, even You-Tube. But lately a rumor going round the internet claimed that Viacom would try and sue bloggers for posting video clips from the Daily Show and the Colbert Report.

Fortunately, this wont be the case as Viacom has offered to not sue any bloggers anytime soon. You can read more about it here. Turns out someone reported the story incorrectly at first and it soon spread on the web like wildfire from there. So I figured, to celebrate this wonderful victory for free expression on the internet I’d post a few joyful links to the Daily Show and Colbert Report clips.

Also, completely unrelated, I’ve listed the single sentence story contest winner from submissions last week, over the weekend, and this week. Thanks to all of you for your great ideas and one-liners. Even though this single sentence contest only ran for one week please continue to send in your one sentence ideas for either opening or closing lines of our weekly mystery-name contests. Below is the winning single sentence story by Laurel.

The family quilt survived the fire but not the family’s terrier.

- Laurel Penrose

And now for more celebration of the awesomeness of Daily Show and Colbert

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