All Further Articles for 2013-01-29

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Fox Sinking, Sun Rising
January's cable news ratings show that Fox News saw the lowest viewershi p in years, with declines of u p to 40% in key demo graphic grou ps - ratings that Politico hastens to call "down but not disastrous." So okay, they're still leading. But MSNBC saw a gain of 11% since last year. Ho pe s prings.
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Offense Becomes Defense: Aaron Swartz and the Pentagon's Cyber War
Two legislators are questioning the harsh federal prosecution of Aaron Swartz even as the Pentagon, citing officials' talk of possible "cyber-Pearl Harbor" attacks by foreign hackers or "aggressor nations," says it will expand its cyber-security force fivefold to over 4,000 people. In the case of both Swartz and our mysterious alleged enemies, you have to wonder who's the real threat here. "What Dwight Eisenhower called the military-industrial complex has been feeding itself on fear campaigns since it was born (with) a never-ending carousel of Menacing Enemies...Cyber-Threats are but the latest."
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