Slashdot user SigmoidCurve
"The Internet used to be pirate radio, a speakeasy, and the underground press rolled together.
Now it's television."
Slashdot user snookums
On the other hand. . . of course there is Anna Politkovskaya
"We are hurtling back into a Soviet abyss, into an information vacuum that spells death from our own ignorance. All we have left is the internet, where information is still freely available. For the rest, if you want to go on working as a journalist, it's total servility"
Poisoned by Putin, Anna Politkovskaya, Guardian 2004 sep 9