Post by annabelleleigh on Oct 31, 2009 12:52:52 GMT -5
Another home run for Ed Zuckerman, this time writing with Matthew McGough.
I have other comments to make but here's one for now: "Human Flesh Search Engine" is -- in a way -- about people like us, the members of this site, as denizens coming together as a force of the Internet.
I enjoyed this episode. It showed how extreme members of a site can run amuck, hiding behind their anonymity and hurt others. Like us, in a way, (as per AL) if we weren't intelligent, civilized people.
Usually moderation winnows out the psychos and the crazies on a site. In this case, the forum leader was a holier than thou, self-righteous, vindictive creep. What was scary is that most of the posters were protected by the First Amendment. They could, and did, post terrible things. Legally they were safe. It surprised me, since I thought that 9/11 prohibited such displays. I guess it didn't qualify because they were talking about killing one person, not a group.
The woman who played the schizophrenic who thought her child was run over by a cab driver has been on LOCI, but I can't put my finger on which episode? Help!