Ruth Rosen seems to believe that every corporation is a criminal enterprise. In today's column, Rosen writes
["Consumer activist" Jamie Court] already knows that corporations have colonized our culture. "They steal more than your money," Court said. "They take your time, because you've got to sort through all those phone messages and e-mails. They steal the ink and paper in your fax machine. To them, you're not a person; you're a potential consumer."Nobody likes junk faxes, but the disreputable businesses that send them represent only a small minority of all corporations. Court's statement, which Rosen repeats unchallenged, is every bit as bigoted and stupid as saying, for example, "Black people have colonized our cities. They steal your cars and rape your daughters".
The most serious act of corporate malfeasance here is that the Hearst Corporation, which publishes the San Francisco Chronicle, uses the subscription revenues paid by its readers to subsidize Ruth Rosen's idiotic screeds.Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at June 09, 2003 04:06 PM