Protecting Freedom Of Press, Printing —Cagle
The newspaper in question, The Herald, has filed a suit in protest over the edict, according to AFP. It should be very interesting to see how this drama plays out in a country where religion and language are extremely touchy subjects.
The U.S. secular press is far from perfect, and it has seen its authority as an influencer usurped by electronic technologies. But an example like the Malaysian issue is exactly the reason why we cannot allow laws to abridge freedom of the press. Our wonderful media helps you to arrive at certain conclusions, like deciding on the next president of the free world.
After all, you wouldn’t want something as innocuous as the Patriot Act becoming a censor for Freedom of the Press, would you?
PRINTER APPRENTICE: Did you catch the January 17 airing of “Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC? Two teams of celebrity contestants, divided into men and women, were tasked with creating a Kodak Mobile Printing Station in New York City that drives brand messaging and awareness of Kodak’s All-in-One Printing System.
Celebrity Apprentice features teams of well-known contestants, including Kiss bassist Gene Simmons, boxer Lennox Lewis, actor Stephen Baldwin, ex-“Taxi” star Marilu Henner, supermodel Carol Ault and softballer Jennie Finch. Like its parent show, “The Apprentice,” one person is “fired” each week from the losing team by Donald Trump.
The episode, titled “Mr. Outside the Box,” showed two distinctly different styles of doing business. The women’s team, led by Simmons (a surprise crossover), crafted a solid presentation with neatly-piled stacks of Kodak EasyShare All-in-One Printers, strong graphics and an overall professional appearance.
The men’s team, however, saw their presentation go up in smoke during a photo shoot when coffee was spilled into the laptop computer that contained all of its graphics. They were forced to use an all-night printer to produce signage that ended up falling off the print mobile, and the empty EasyShare boxes falling into the gutter resembled Christmas morning mayhem.
- Eastman Kodak