There is about to be a little more controversy behind SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act), after Techdirt revealed that NBC is forcing its suppliers to support a “grassroots” defence of the proposed Internet initiative.
“Joe Paterno’s right to his dignity is not more valuable than the right of children not to be assaulted by adults. Joe Paterno’s right to employment if he can’t perform up to standards is not more important than the right of Penn State to run a safe campus. If Joe Paterno’s highest priority is truly providing quality education, his loyalty to those values should have been higher than his loyalty to a man whose conduct represents a hideous rot in those values. You only stand for what you say you represent if you stand for it when it’s hard. I cannot possibly imagine a cause so mighty and righteous that it outweighs shrugging aside child abuse and child assault. Certainly not football.”—ThinkProgress culture blogger Alyssa Rosenberg offers up an insightful post on the shame of Joe Paterno. Read it here. (via think-progress)