Why Actors Should Stick to Acting (Dept. of Bad Metaphors)

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on April 23, 2008

From the testimony of Justine Bateman, actress and sometime Internet entrepreneur, at the Senate Commerce Committee hearing on the future of the Internet:

“Traditional media is now like a pool over which a pool cover has been placed causing those wild ducks that used to swim around in your pool to go elsewhere. Those ducks now I’m sure have found an open body of water in which to swim, much like we content creators have been found open distribution on the Internet. And the idea of your site succeeding or failing based upon whether or not you paid the telecom companies enough to carry your material or allow quick access is appalling. Honestly, I can’t help but think of extortion when I imagine that kind of arrangement.”

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Reader Comments

dg

April 23, 2008 04:23 PM

Does that mean she is selling pool covers now?

RBM

April 24, 2008 01:35 AM

She should have had her witty brother write something up for her.

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