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Harry Markopolos is proving to be a 21st century Rorschach test. What can the ink blot called “Harry” tell us? It can tell us which of the media is People, and which is Corporation. This is because Harry is kryptonite to the Superman Corporations.

Watch the C-SPAN coverage of the hearing yesterday. Not the whole thing. Just find some of the Q&A between Harry and the Congressmen. Here’s what I saw in Harry:

  • a true American hero, dripping with integrity, intelligence, righteousness, and force of will
  • a melodramatic goober with a comb-over and a penchant for corny cliches

Interesting that the above two bullet points describe the very same person. But hey, that’s the messiness of us humans. None of us actually is a Hollywood superstar, especially the “Hollywood superstars”. We’re all contradictory beings.

But it is in that contradiction of Harry that we find our Rorschach test. Media who are with the People emphasize the first bullet; Corporate media bystanders emphasize the second.

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