Liberal blogs host ads that look to regulate them

There is something most unsettling in arriving at a liberal blog (progressive is so PC) to find the advertisement of dontregulate.org. I can't help wonder just how plugged in the larger blogs really are when they host the advertisers that would lead to their ruin? Surely you are familar with the fight to save internet neutrality and prevent the internet from being taken over and regulated by the big telecoms like AT&T, Bell South who have been assisting Big Brother in the collection of information (and who knows what else) from their customers. Does big business conspire with the government for a little quid pro quo?

The host of blogs like Americablog and a host of news gathering sites like Raw Story seem unaware, uninterested or unable to control the advertisements that grace their pages. Have these "bloggers" and compilers of information read Telcos Seek to Deceive Bloggers with Cartoon? Might they be suprised to learn who they shill for?
Coming to a blog near you is a telecom-sponsored advertisement dressed up as an underground cartoon. It's the latest in the ongoing campaign by large phone companies to pull the wool over the eyes of the American public.

The cartoon is a product of a front group funded by AT&T and BellSouth. The group, Hands Off the Internet, is headed by Mike McCurry, the former Clinton Press Secretary who has been widely discredited for selling out his integrity to become the telephone industry's spokesmodel.

McCurry's group is now spending tens of thousands of dollars to infiltrate the blogosphere with a telco-attack on network neutrality -- the principle that keeps the Internet free and open to all.

It is most obvious that those who seek to inform others need to be better informed themselves.

Update: Other blogs found hosting the dontregulate.org advertisement. (I'll add them as I find them.)


2nd Update:: At last check, they are no longer hosting the ad in question.
Jesus' General (covers the story)
Talking Points Memo

3rd Update: At last check, they are no longer hosting the ad in question.
Raw Story

4th Update: At last check, they are no longer hosting the ad in question.
MyDD (covers the story)


Blogger Damien said...

damn skippy dude, heck how much time would it take them to double check their sources , minutes at the most!!!

5/13/2006 8:29 PM  
Blogger Sarah Elaine said...

Being a critical thinker (thought-full, if you will) is just as important - if not moreso - than having opinions about politics or allegiance to a particular party.

5/13/2006 11:22 PM  

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