Stupid is, as stupid does

Yup, we all have these moments, any person (including me), a setting where we think (or delusionally hope) that effects will turn to our favour. We go through this a few times in our lifetimes, or if you are a civil servant, or elected official 3-4 times a week. So when I saw something that had hit the ‘news’, we see something which was announced previously, as such I am not surprised, and as we are given ‘The Australian government has urged Google to focus on paying for Australian content instead of blocking it’ I merely wonder how stupid the Australian government (my government) needs to get. It is a business principle, one that THEY embraced for a lifetime. ‘Why pay, when you can get it for free?’ A setting that is globally accepted, and as such, why are we surprised? The governments lost credibility and confidence on not overhauling tax laws for decades, now they want to sulk and cry over media not getting paid? Media that does not have the most reliable track record in the last 10 years, so do you think that the people care? Media and taxes have been pussyfooted around on a global scale, as such the people do not really care what happens there, they do not care because the media made it easy not to be cared about.

And the stupidity does not stop there. As we see “After media reports said Australian news websites were not showing up in searches, Google confirmed it was blocking the sites for a small number of users”, we might overlook ““The digital giants should focus on paying for original content, not blocking it. That’s my message to those digital giants,” said Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg”, now we accept that Josh Frydenberg is not the most useful person, yet the setting is different. 
Consider the news below (one of hundreds)

We click on it because we are curious, yet we do not get the news. We get

In this the station is that the news USES digital media for free advertisement, and why exactly should Google, Facebook et al cater to that? Yes Josh, do you have a list of ALL the media outlets doing that? 

As such we are not going to lose any sleep when these ‘news providers’ are no longer in the mix, so perhaps we should change ““The digital giants should focus on paying for original content, not blocking it. That’s my message to those digital giants,” said Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg” into “Digital giants should leave uninvoiced advertising attempt by so called news groups alone said Australian tool Jay Eff”, am I right, am I wring, you decide.

And the same news outlet sent three articles (in that same approach) in the last hour alone, so the fact that we see “Google said the tests affect about 1% of Australian users, and will be finished by February” and we get “After media reports said Australian news websites were not showing up in searches” implies that someone at the news outlets is keeping track on what w see and what we look for, so how Orwellian is that side of the news?

A stage they set, a stage they tried to bake and now that they are getting bitten, they cry like snivelly little bitches, oh whoop ti do. And this is the stage we walk on, the media is getting less and less reliable and we need to wake up, especially when the treasurer is crying too instead of overhauling tax laws for corporations. Is anyone paying attention?

Enjoy the weekend, Monday morning is 58 hours away.

Leave a comment

Filed under IT, Media

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.