Anonymous would have you believe that they're about the little guy, going after oppressive governments and major corporations both online and IRL. But who quietly benefits when they mount a protest like their recent one against BART? Time Warner. Wow.

It's not intentional. It's all in the details. You know those Guy Fawkes masks that everyone loves has become a symbol of the AntiSec movement? Yeah, Time Warner owns that image and takes a cut every time a mask is sold. So when Anonymous and their supporters go out and buy the masks for a rally, Time Warner profits. Time Warner. One of the biggest media companies on the planet. the bane of many a New Yorker's existence, and one of the many cable companies we want to fix. Irony!

Correction: Time Warner and Time Warner Cable are separate entities. Sorry about the confusion![NYT]

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