TONGUE OF THE DAY

by Ross Sharp

Cory Doctorow from Boingboing

RUPERT MURDOCH VOWS TO TAKE ALL OF NEWSCORP’S WEBSITES OUT OF GOOGLE, ABOLISH FAIR USE, TEAR HEADS OFF OF ADORABLE BABY ANIMALS.

For months (years?) Rupert Murdoch has been waving his jowls around and shouting that Google is stealing from him by not paying to index his material. And all along, we’ve been saying, “Pffft, right. If you don’t like it, just add a robots.txt file that tells Google not to index you. Until you do, stop whining and put it back in your pants.” …

… Rupert also thinks that fair use is illegal and that the right court case would result in it being “barred altogether.” Again, another hilarious interview question for the rest of his career: “Hey, Rupert, when are you going to abolish fair use? How’s that plan coming, pal?” …

… So good luck with that, Rupert. have a delightful, Howard-Hughesian dotage, acting out a crazed, Moby-Dick dumbshow against the Internet, hoping that the world’s politics and economies will reform themselves to suit your fevered imaginings. This is how history will remember you.

Silly old fart.

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