AT&T gives Pearl Jam’s politics a boost

Eddie Net Neutrality wonks are in a twist after AT&T muted Pearl Jam’s anti-George Bush lyrics during its Lollapalooza Webcast. My first thought: Pearl Jam’s still around? My second thought: Lollapalooza’s still around? This whole affair just seems like a bad match, content-commerce-wise. You couldn’t invent a less hip corporate entity than AT&T. It’s like getting your granddad to Webast your rock concert. Heck, AT&T’s poky wireless network nearly sabotaged the iPhone launch. For Pearl Jam, this situation ends up being a pretty big win. They get to act all self-righteous AND drive traffic to their “uncensored” clip, leaving AT&T with only the tired spin of, “It was all a big mistake.” But if you still need a musical lesson on the importance of Net Neutrality, there’s always this rocking number.

—Posted by David Gianatasio

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