Shorter Chris Castle.

Internet theorist Chris Castle, like Scott Cleland, has carved out a niche for himself ascribing dark motives to Google and tech companies generally. He’s been developing a theory on how Google TV, thus far a resounding, finicky dud, is part of a master scheme to destroy the TV and movie industries. Here’s a summarized version of his latest post. (It largely channels Nathan Newman’s recent post, which is more thoughtful, though still wrong.)

  • Putting a web browser on a TV is piracy. After all, Rupert Murdoch says so.

  • Giving Amy Poehler a platform for Internet videos is an anti-union plot.

  • American studios have beaten foreign competition because of their high production values, but now the low production values of online content will destroy both them and the labor movement.

  • Everyone is out to get us.