Thursday, June 22, 2006

Telcos To Market Private Conversations As Reality Radio

San Antonio, Texas - A consortium of telecommunications companies led by AT&T, Verizon, and BellSouth today announced that they were combining resources to produce a new nationwide reality radio program based on the unauthorized private telephone conversations of their customers. Representatives of the consortium pointed out that this information had originally been gathered to assist the Bush administration and the NSA in its covert project to spy on ordinary Americans and that the companies involved felt that it presented a spectacular business opportunity that opened up a completely new revenue stream.

Acknowledging that this type of information had previously been considered private and off-limits, Bill M. Moore, a spokesperson for the consortium said "Hey, that's before we got the green light from Bush, Cheney and Gonzales. Anyway, this stuff is too good not to use. I mean, we're talking family arguments, gossip, backstabbing, phone sex, medical information. The deepest darkest secrets people confide to their closest friends and family. Hell, it's pure gold. How could we not use it?" Laughing, he continued "besides, what are our customers going to do, sue us?"

The name of the new reality radio program is "Privacy, Smivacy! We Know Your Secrets and Now Everybody Else Does Too."

2 Comments:

Anonymous Brit Baldridge said...

Right on, Virt! Very creative and funny stuff!

8:40 AM  
Anonymous Snowball said...

I'm afraid this might be more prescient than funny. Kudos!

7:10 PM  

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