In these Bloom County episodes, Oliver has hacked—not into American diplomatic communications—but into the Soviet newspaper Pravda. The outcome is about the same as this latest round of WikiLeaks exposés: very little of substance, and much of it nonsense. Then: “Gorbachev sings tractors!” Now: “Italian prime minister Berlusconi parties too much.”
Yet in either case, there is much embarrassment at the realization that national security isn’t what it should be.
And we’re back to the old question: If Oliver can hack into it with his Banana Junior 6000, who else can?
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