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Viral Video: Scamazon Studios

Here is a video that spoofs a video online retail giant Amazon made recently for its Amazon Studios.

Under the new program, Amazon will hand out $2.7 million annually to filmmakers for development. It will also provide a platform on the site to put their work, which others can review and even revise.

In other words, easy to make fun of by Hollywood types. Thus, while its language is a little strong, you’ll get the point pretty quickly.

Here it is, along with the original one it is mocking:

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald