Timothy B. Lee’s Epic Fail in the Washington Post on Piracy | CJR

We know there is a lot of bias reported that serves the corporate interests of Silicon Valley corporations but watching this story being reported, and revised, over the course of the day yesterday was truly stunning.

A piracy defense walks the plank at the Post

A blogger gets schooled by the meanies of Big Copyright
By Ryan Chittum

There are many problems with Timothy B. Lee’s Washington Post blog post on Hollywood’s supposed culpability for the theft of its own movies, beginning with the morally unserious jujitsu deployed in arguing that Hollywood is culpable for the theft of its own movies.

The Mercatus- and Cato-connected editor of the Washington Post tech blog that aims “to be indispensable to telecom lobbyists and IT professionals alike, while also being compelling and provocative to the average iPhone-toting commuter” also had a major correction that undermines the entire premise of the piece and reveals its one-sided reporting.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE AT THE COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW:
http://www.cjr.org/the_audit/a_piracy_defense_walks_the_pla.php

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