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KIM.COM as reported by Vice & 60 minutes

Here is a really good example of two contrasting visual reporting styles, from the post internet independent voice of  and the traditional pre internet corporate broadcast media conglomerate of CBS’s 60 Minutes

The Vice reporting style evolved from a tradition of Gonzo Journalism (which we will be studying soon) and their popular culture Magazine , (those of you on twitter follow @shanesmith30) Where as 60 Minutes, which at one time pre internet, had the highest ratings of any current affairs tv program, is a product (and still is) of traditonal tv reporting. Both of these stories are on of MegaUpload fame.’s tweet gives us some honest feedback from the subject of the report.

From Vice Website

In October 2013, VICE News was invited to visit the infamous tech mogul and creator of Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, at his palatial property in New Zealand. Even though Kim is under house arrest—since he’s at the center of history’s largest copyright case—he’s still able to visit a recording studio in Auckland. So check out this brand new documentary we made at Kim’s mega-mansion and in the studio where our host, Tim Pool, got to lay down some backup vocals for Kim’s upcoming EDM album while talking about online surveillance, file-sharing, and Kim’s controversial case.

 From CBS 60 minutes website

Hollywood’s always had its bad guys. Think the Joker or Darth Vader. But their biggest villain is a man who calls himself Kim Dotcom. You won’t see him on the big screen but, until recently, he ran a service that made it possible for you to see almost any movie you wanted to for next to nothing. Before his website, Megaupload, was shut down, federal authorities say it allowed people to access not only copyrighted films, but copyrighted music, books and video games. They claim he cost the entertainment industry more than $500 million in lost revenue. Hollywood considered him one of the worst pirates ever. The U.S. has filed an indictment against Kim Dotcom for copyright infringement, racketeering and money laundering and requested his extradition from New Zealand, where he lives. That was two years ago, but Kim Dotcom hasn’t gone anywhere.

As tweeted by, this is what he thought of the stories reported …

60Minutes $1M budget + Old Fart + Hollywood owned = FAKE

Vice 10K budget + Cool Kid + Internet friendly = REAL


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