The prestigious Peabody awards for excellence in broadcasting have been announced, and one of this year’s winners is YouTube. Yes, the home of dramatic prairie dogs and babies falling down is on the same list as “John Adams” and NBC’s Afghan war reporting. The official announcement by the Peabody awards committee says that YouTube won the award because it “embodies and promotes democracy” by allowing everyone in the world to upload their videos. It doesn’t mention the fact that YouTube also has illegally-posted clips of every other Peabody winner.
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