Sunday, March 1, 2015

Jake Adelstein quotes Katharine Graham: News is what someone wants suppressed

News is what someone wants suppressed. Everything else is advertising. What we print & what we don't print matter a lot. ~Katherine Graham


[Jake Adelstein is one of Japan's leading experts on yakuza gangsters. He wrote the book Tokyo Vice. He lives under police protection.]

Toyota and The Yamaguchi-gumi Kodo-kai are very similar. Both headquartered in Nagoya and ruled by surly despots with bad eyesight.

Excerpt: CARS &  TIRES magazine editor, Jeff Whiskey, was very impressed with the new model. “It’s pretty cool how the car can pretend to be you. It can totally imitate your voice and be like on the phone and say, ‘Hey, Mom–I brought you some flowers’. Because like my Mom never answers text messages. Then she just has to walk down the steps and get them from the car. It’s these little ‘human touches’ that make it such a revolutionary  product.”