Our Glorious National Heritage

A Terrible Thing To Say In a Good Speech

The Newseum is a monument to some of our most precious freedoms, and I’m grateful for this opportunity to discuss how those freedoms apply to the challenges of the 21st century.

~Hillary Clinton, “Remarks on Internet Freedom,” The Newseum (Washington, DC), January 21, 2010

I don’t care what else the “Newseum” does, it will never make up for the that travesty of a name. It’s a monument to journalism in the same way the Las Vegas strip is a monument to old world refinement, with perhaps the added distinction of being a tombstone for a dead industry that perhaps deserved better.

That said, Secretary Clinton’s speech on China and Google, is well worth reading or watching. More on that later.

Image cite: .michael.newman. “Bronze Fonz profile,” Flickr, CC License