Peter Kafka

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Rupert Murdoch Gives Jon Stewart Seven Minutes of Material (Video)

Tough times these days at News Corp. (which, as we always need to point out, owns this Web site). Still, an upside: The phonegate scandal provides Jon Stewart with a big, fat, juicy target.

And what’s particularly great/terrible about this clip from last night’s “The Daily Show” is that Stewart and correspondent John Oliver don’t need to do much more than simply recite the main points of the PhoneGate scandal to date. The facts are awful/funny enough on their own.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik