That old adage: “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” — Mark Twain
What’s going on? People around the world keep getting tricked into thinking they can trust a News Industry Complaint Service [NICS] that is often regimented, rigid, and conforms to the rules of the status quo; that being the heads of the news industry, governments that are collaborating with the industry for purposes to protect its interests, journalists, consultants, media allies, converts, and people that are on the industry’s payroll for one reason or another. The idea of “All things STUPID about the news” [ATSATN], with its unorthodox news monitoring and censuring services, will provide users with more latitude around freedom of speech and expression, which ultimately results in a more personal and gratifying experience for the user. The news industry and its allies know what’s at stake. Parties with the financial and technical wherewithal could acquire ATSATN’s intellectual property, build the venture from the ground up, establish its user base, aggressively promote the new company, and watch the news industry’s anxiety go off the charts. This idea is the public’s equalizer, its metaphoric attack dog.