Anonymous Is Helping Time Warner Make Money

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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!

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

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I'm amused at all the nit-picking on this.

Bottom line: it is ironic. No matter how you spin it, Anonymous is unintentionally contributing to the coffers of a large media conglomerate whose interests are not necessarily in agreeance with Anonymous's.

I'm sorry that makes all you pseudo-anarchist-fanboys uncomfortable, but you have to face facts.