Eli Pariser warns against the danger of internet filter bubbles. A TED lecture from March 2011
With all due respect to my esteemed MoveOn colleague, I think the dangers of "filter bubbles" are all over the place and almost all of us are unwitting victims of them when it comes to getting news on television. We are subjected to the filter bubbles of the Beltway Media, for whom no Republican is stupid enough, wrong enough, bat-sh#t crazy enough not to give legitimacy. Look at this line up and tell me I'm wrong. We live in a right wing world, according to the bookers of the Sunday news shows. Where are the Democrats? Do we not have a Democratic majority in the Senate and a Democrat in the White House? Wouldn't know it from these shows. Nope, there's an information filter bubble that we can directly point out as endangering our democracy.
ABC's "This Week" - Gov. Nikki Haley, R-S.C.; Sheila Bair, head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Norah O'Donnell, Howard Fineman, Michael Duffy, Katty Kay. Topics: Which leading GOP candidate has the political chops to conquer his flaw? Is the cost of a college education still worth the price?
CBS' "Face the Nation" - House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.
CNN's "State of the Union" - Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - American leadership, Condoleezza Rice and Eric Schmidt
"Fox News Sunday" - Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas; Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.
So what's catching your eye this morning?