reply to rit56
Re: The Lesson I think it's more about access to information. The "mainstream media" had been silent about the issue, and avoided mentioning the bills by name. Now, there are other sources of information that people take seriously.
Wikipedia and Google have a wide audience, and aren't controlled by Murdoch, Viacom, Disney, Sony, Comcast, or Time-Warner.
In the past, one of those companies could buy Reddit to control it, but the competitive nature of the internet means something else would simply replace it.
New York, NY
I agree and on the January 18 on MSNBC, Morning Joe, Chris Dodd was on slamming the opposition to his precious bill SOPA/PIPA. Not one comment from the other side of the argument. Comcast/NBC showing what side they're on. They're no better or different than Fox News.
Not to mention CNN was running this pro-SOPA ad over and over yesterday and today: »www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKtRJTgKihA