RANT: Meme update “the net never forgets unless you’re in the elite”


Politics Why Is the Story About Malia Obama Vacationing in Mexico Disappearing from the Web?
Posted on March 19, 2012 at 5:45pm by Erica Ritz

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Buzzfeed is now reporting that it is a “long tradition” not to report on presidential kids’ vacation plans, citing this as the possible reason for the many unexplained retractions.

If this is the case, it still raises questions as to why Malia was allowed to vacation in a country that the State Department recommends no American travels to.

Neither AFP nor the White House responded to Buzzfeed’s request for comment.

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This is interesting.

So what it means is that we can NOT depend upon the Web as a source of truth.

Not that I would.

But the old canard that “the net never forgets” has to be updated to “the net never forgets unless you’re in the elite”.

“Re-writing history”? Isn’t that something George Orwell wrote about?

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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