In Which Ari Emanuel Reveals His SOPA Argument is “Pay Me and Shut the Fuck Up”

From a WSJ Mossberg/Swisher talk:

ANOTHER AUDIENCE MEMBER: You’re basically saying somebody robbed my house and they drove a car down a road to get to my house. So you have to do something about the road or something about the car.

MR. EMANUEL: That’s a stupid example, but that’s OK.

AUDIENCE MEMBER: Is it? It’s exactly what you’re describing. How is it AT&T, Verizon and Google’s responsibility to keep your stuff safe? They’re not policemen. They don’t police things.

MR. EMANUEL: They decide when they want to police stuff and when they don’t. Child pornography—they can actually filter that. They stop those people.

AUDIENCE MEMBER:But you can still get child pornography on the Internet.

MR. EMANUEL: Stealing is a bad thing and child pornography is a bad thing.

AUDIENCE MEMBER: I agree. Where we’re not in agreement is, you can’t tear up the road so people can’t get to your house.

MR. EMANUEL: You know something? You need to sit down. That’s a bad example. Go sit down and think of something else and come back and I’ll scream at you again.


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