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25 September 2016

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Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic) and Phoebe Connelly (Yahoo! News)

Conor and Phoebe kick things off by discussing Internet aggregation: what’s the fair way to attribute content that you discover through someone else? And what if that person isn’t a journalist? Phoebe, who is attending SXSW, shares her misgivings about a marketing company that is using homeless people to provide roving hotspots. Conor probes the question of obituaries: does a famous person’s personal life deserve mention? They close with the Rush Limbaugh controversy—instead of being forced to issue an apology, should public figures be pressured to submit to a debate?

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Recorded:Mar 12    Posted:Mar 13, 2012
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Friedersdorf | Mar 13, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf & Phoebe Connelly

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