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Shameless self-promotion: The press arrives at Nauru

18 Jul

Shameless self-promotion: ‘The press arrives at Nauru’

Publication is the last desperate refuge of the underemployed.

There are the beginnings of a decent little debate in the comments section. Would love to hear from more people, either in the comments section of the article, or here.

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2 Responses to “Shameless self-promotion: The press arrives at Nauru”

  1. Evan George July 18, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    Looking at the conflict between a government denying press access and a government allowing (though controlling) press access, I am sure the liberal voices within our hearts will say the latter is more preferable every time. However, I do agree with you Phil that any agency, government or private, would allow press access not in the name of holistic transparency, but inorder to appease and control whoever may disagree with their practices. Withholding big secrets (GITMO / this whole NSA thing) clearly has its drawbacks because the public outburst is magnified 100 fold, yet as we have seen even with these outbursts very little actually changes. Sadly the issue between a government denying or allowing press access reminds me of a Grapes of Wrath quote, “Fear the time when the bombs stop falling while the bombers live.”

    Translation: Fear the time when the government stops trying to hide its actions, because they know we dont care enough to stop them.

    • phillegitimate July 19, 2013 at 11:08 am #

      Great comment.

      If you’re feeling generous, would you care to post it over at the original article too?

      Thanks, and hope Chicago is being good to you.

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