The Internship is clearly designed to spin any potential negative opinions one might have about Google rapidly destroying jobs in America. It is pure propaganda of the sort Chomsky & Herman explicated in their classic tome Manufacturing Consent. Co-star Vince Vaughn came up with the story and pitched on writing the script. Clearly he read Jeff Gordinier’s 2009 classic “X Saves the World : How Gen X Got the Shaft but Can Still Keep Everything from Sucking.” Your humble reviewer, as a member of that generation, would sure love to think that us flannel-wearing slackers will save the world from the crap the Boomers left but before we are usurped by Generation Why. More than likely it’s not gonna happen but let’s indulge Vaughn’s GenX fantasy.
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