Sunday, January 22, 2012

EX mode Boss Monster: MPAA

So it seems like we get to see the true form of this beast. After the KO we gave those bills last week, one of the masterminds behind the scenes, MPAA, came out with this gem:

"Those who count on quote 'Hollywood' for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who's going to stand up for them when their job is at stake. Don't ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don't pay any attention to me when my job is at stake."

These words spoken by Chris Dodd, MPAA spokesman. It's been an open secret that big business lobbies for buys legislation but its always been more or less "under the table". Apparently, there's no need for that kind of cloak-and-dagger stuff now, MPAA just threatened the politicians directly.

Voter apathy has plagued the U.S. since I before I was born but I hope the action all of us netizens have been galvanized into will translate into poll participation when the time comes.