What Bell Canada’s Mouthpiece Really Thinks Of The Media (And You Too)

Jason Laszlo has been Bell Canada’s point man on the net neutrality issue appearing in various newspapers, TV and radio shows since the throttling of Bell resellers began a few weeks ago. So imagine my surprise when a reader of DSLreports.com came across Laszlo’s Facebook page. In it he has quotes like:

“Jason is realizing how little separates most journalists from lemmings”

“Jason is throttle-icious”

“Jason is throttle-ishus”

Just in case you think I am making this up, here’s a picture of his facebook page, as well as the thread on DSLreports.com that has been discussing the issue. Oh yeah, it’s hit other places on the web which no doubt is causing all sorts of grief for him.

Wow.

Since Laszlo works for Bell Canada and is their sock puppet spokesperson, you gotta believe that if he feels this way, the rest of the organization must feel that way about the media and their customers as well. I guess he felt the heat as his Facebook page went private shortly after this story hit the web (psst. Laszlo… Too late dude). It just shows that if you’re in the public eye, you should make sure that your private life doesn’t get in the way of your message.

Just for giggles, I’d like to throw something out there. I’d love to hear what Bell Canada or even Laszlo himself has to say about this. That’s right, I want to hear their side of the story. So leave a comment if you’ve got the guts to do it Bell/Laszlo. Tell us if you really think that journalists are lemmings and what you truly think of your customers. Canadian Internet users would be interested in hearing how you justify this. But I suspect you won’t even though I know that employees at Bell Canada read my blog (you gotta love the ability to log hits based on IP addresses and reverse DNS lookups). That’s too bad if you don’t, but not a great shock I suppose.

Still, you can surprise me by responding to this issue rather than hiding from it.

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One Response to “What Bell Canada’s Mouthpiece Really Thinks Of The Media (And You Too)”

  1. ok, ok, this jason guy messed up. No doubt about it. Mixing business with facebook was a really dumb thing to do.

    But lets consider this. He’s just a guy working for a massive organization trying to get by like everyone else. Do you REALLY think he makes or has any impact on bell’s decision to “throttle” bandwidth? Of course not. He’s simply trying to do what he’s been told to do.

    I know bloggers are mainly pretty viscious but you’ve taken this a but too far dude.

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