Menu: “Life Inc.” Author Douglas Rushkoff on Iran and More

By SteveK Comment

mmm_2-3.gifToday on the Morning Media Menu we’re joined by Douglas Rushkoff, the author of the new book, “Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back.”

He also wrote a column this week on The Daily Beast headlined, “How Iran’s Hackers Killed Big Brother,” about the Twitter uprising and what it means for the country. “Everyone was being very results-oriented, and ready to judge the efficacy of the Internet and politics based on whether or not they were able to overturn the election,” he said. “It seemed to me that the Twitterers could already claim a certain kind of victory.”

Staying in Iran, we discuss why there are fewer journalists in the country now, and why there are fewer media mergers as well. “That’s largely what ‘Life Inc.’ is about: the way we accept corporate logic as true, even when it’s not,” he said.

Also discussed: why “the Paris Hiltons of writing have…done a lot better than the writer’s of writing,” his “Fail Inc” multimedia approach and details of his New York “free” meet-up tonight. Plus: a mediabistro shout-out!

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