I saw this sad post from TechCrunch to the lengthy effect that Michael Arrington might be ejected from his role at the blog empire. Happy happy TechCrunch employees are pictured.
This is the guy who wrote it:
MG Siegler has been writing for TechCrunch since 2009. He covers the web, mobile, social, big companies, small companies, essentially everything. And Apple. A lot. Prior to TechCrunch, he covered various technology beats for VentureBeat. Originally from Ohio, MG attended the University of Michigan. He’s previously lived in Los Angeles where he worked in Hollywood and in San Diego where...
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MG . . . MG . . . Maaaaaxxxxx
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It's this really long post about how AOL is screwing up TechCrunch by ejecting their leader, Michael Arrington. TechCrunch was bought by AOL 11 months ago, you see - and Ariana Huffington has something to do with it, so you know it's bad.
This post made me wish that Michael Arrington would get fired, and hope he already was. It made me sorry that I'm pretty sure MG gets paid to do this type of thing.
THE INTERNET HAS PARTS THAT ARE SOOOOOOO UNPROFESSIONAL - The techier the community, the less-professional pretty much everything is, except the graphics in some places.
It's like the Sci Fi Convention crowd in 1936. Only big. So many. Loud.
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THEY THINK THE INTERNET IS FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If this is so, Google "Craig Peyer CHP Killer" and try to find a picture of the CHP killer from the 1980s in his CHP uniform. There are only a couple of hazy parole board photos, if that. Put "Craig Peyer CHP Killer" in YouTube (owned by Google - you knew that, right?). It will show you the video memorial for the young woman Peyer murdered, Cara Knott, and the oak grove planted in Cara's honor and in honor of other crime victims. I know other videos existed - news reports, and even a few of Craig Peyer as the CHP TV traffic officer at the time.
But the words "Craig Peyer CHP Killer" literally change. His name is crossed out, and so is "Killer" and in its place appears "CHP Killed" and videos of news stories and tributes to good officers who lost their lives in the line of duty appear.
I believe the CHP somehow removed as much trace as possible from the internet of Craig Peyer, the former disgraced CHP officer who is imprisoned for the 1986 murder of Cara Knott off Highway 15 on the way to San Diego.
Why was I looking for this? Well, about three years before, that guy had pulled me over too - same spot. He just didn't kill me. Later on, he killed Cara.
Just in case you thought there was something "fair," "reliable" or "trustworthy" about the Internet. Anything like that.