"Some technology business interests are resorting to stunts that punish their users or turn them into their corporate pawns, rather than coming to the table to find solutions to a problem that all now seem to agree is very real and damaging," said Senator Chris Dodd, the chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America.
"It is an irresponsible response and a disservice to people who rely on them for information… A so-called ‘blackout’ is yet another gimmick, albeit a dangerous one, designed to punish elected and administration officials who are working diligently to protect American jobs from foreign criminals."
THOSE FOREIGN CRIMINALS. SO FOREIGN. I realise that they’re talking about a very specific group of people but the juxtaposition of “American jobs” and “foreign criminals” is really outrageous and just contributes to an existing and very pervasive xenophobic attitude.
Full BBC article on the blackout here.