“People are always complimenting us on our photos. The quality of the photo work shown on The Consumerist mainly stems from our preternatural ability to steal images from Flickr.”
— Ben Popken, Editor, consumerist.com
I can’t begin to tell you how shocked at this admission of a corporately-backed blogger. Popken’s online identity is one of irreverence and attitude, which is fitting for his blog. But what is the defense for breaking the law by stealing from individuals? It’s one thing to stand up against “the man,” but stealing from amateur photographers?