Apparently the individual bringing the suit claimed that he was no longer wanted by the police when a show aired claiming he was one of “Cleavland’s 25 Most Wanted”. These crime shows seem to take a lot of liberties. One can imagine we might see more of these types of suits. Let’s just hope “Cops” is never affected.
You know, this is a hard one. Time Magazine named “the protester” the most influential person of the year, so does that mean occupy wall street and the social media around it must be the most influential story of the year? Eh. If OWS gets noted, than Arab Spring needs to be shouted as well, since they started the revolution.
I would like to think the News Corp. phone hack would easily ride into the number one spot for the most scandalous media story of the year. The saddest story would be the loss of Steve Jobs. I would nominate the falling apart of the AT&T/T-Mobile merger as the most optimistic story of the year. ( In a world where you find monopolies unattractive)
The Huffington Post made their own list. Have a gander: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/21/biggest-media-stories-2011_n_1159442.html
What if the United States allowed a right to be forgotten? Something you had done which you regretted could be scrubbed from the Internet, allowing you the chance to start over without the stigma which the event has attached. Maybe the information is banal, maybe super damaging. Either way, this reputation defender is an interesting concept. Food for thought.
This just seems like a bad idea.