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Tuesday, April 24th, 2007
|brainwashing, american edition
via Brad deLong
интересно, когда в России додумаются до этого:"On 1 March 07, I was scheduled to fly on American Airlines to Newark, NJ, to attend an academic conference at Princeton University, ... I was denied a boarding pass because I was on the Terrorist Watch list... I am not only the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence (emeritus) but also a retired Marine colonel. I fought in the Korean War as a young lieutenant, was wounded, and decorated for heroism. "Have you been in any peace marches? We ban a lot of people from flying because of that." I explained that I had not so marched but had, in September, 2006, given a lecture at Princeton, televised and put on the Web, highly critical of George Bush for his many violations of the Constitution. "That'll do it," the man said...
или до этого...when the network [CBS] showed civilian casualties it would get phone calls from advertisers and the administration and "big people in corporations were calling up and saying, 'You're being anti-American here.'"
Давление через разместителей рекламы гораздо элегантнее, чем звонки из АП или акционера (То-то смеху будет если из-за этого все будет забито рекламой Газпрома ;) Но требует широкого консенсуса.