Traditional media companies are at it again, with their fighting talk. At a recent conference, top executives reacted angrily to any suggestion that traditional media had succumbed to the likes of online media.
â€œThe Googles of the world, they are the Custer of the modern world. We are the Sioux nation,â€ Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Richard Parsons said, referring to the Civil War American general George Custer who was defeated by Native Americans in a battle dubbed â€œCusterâ€™s Last Standâ€.
â€œThey will lose this war if they go to war,â€ Parsons added, â€œThe notion that the new kids on the block have taken over is a false notion.â€
Seriously? You can’t do any better than comparing this to events from the Civil War era? I’ve not grown-up in the US, but even an outsider can see that while Native Americans might have one that battle, they hardly won the war.