Chez Pazienza, former producer for CNN, was recently fired for blogging. He finally now writes about the ordeal and exposes the corporate media facade for what it is. Its very interesting and a must read post for the day. I won't rehash him here. You should definitely go read his take on his former job and employer. But I really like this quote:
"CNN fired me, and did it without even a thought to the power that I might wield as an average person with a brain, a computer, and an audience. The mainstream media doesn't believe that new media can embarrass them, hurt them or generally hold them accountable in any way, and they've never been more wrong.Don't fuck with the power of the blog bitchez.
I'm suddenly in a position to do all three, and I know now that this is what I've been working toward the last few years of my career.
Awhile back I was watching a great documentary on the birth of the punk scene, it closed with former Black Flag frontman and current TV host Henry Rollins saying these words: "All it takes is one person to stand up and say 'fuck this.'"