In this week’s Lovett or Leave It, Jon Lovett and Kara Swisher dig deep into — and make light of — Apple, Facebook and so much more.
From Episode 197 “Caitlyn Jenner killed someone?” (Not safe for office listening until the Swisher interview, starting around 31:20):
Lovett: Aren’t you uncomfortable with where we’re at now, which is we have some of the largest companies on earth litigating matters of privacy, matters of public policy, matters of the safety of online communities, the reach of misinformation, all of this now — because of an absence of regulation — being determined based on, like, the whims of individual corporate leaders?
Swisher: Aren’t I uncomfortable? I’ve been screaming about it for years! I’ve been saying these companies are too powerful. So I’m like John the frigging Baptist here.
My take: What a gift is this medium — the podcast — that can jam together America’s techiest politico and its most political techie to crack wise about the issues on my front burner.