Wednesday, October 11, 2006

YouTube Censors Anti-Democrat Ad

From Newsbusters:
The video sharing site YouTube, just recently purchased by Google, has once again allowed a band of determined users to censor something they don't like.

The latest casualty is a a controversial spoof political ad by a Republican filmmaker David Zucker (producer of such films as "Scary Movie 4," "Airplane," among others) which depicts former secretary of state Madeline Albright, a Democrat who served in the Clinton administration, acting as a maid, servant and cheerleader for Islamic terrorists and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il...

While you can still view the video if you watch it embedded on another web site, if you try to watch it on YouTube, you'll be greeted with the message: "This video may contain content that is inappropriate for some users, as flagged by YouTube's user community. To view this video, please verify you are 18 or older by logging in or signing up."




Flagged videos don't appear on the 'most viewed', 'top rated' and 'most discussed' charts. Even so, the ad has had over a quarter of a million views since yesterday.

5 Comments:

Anonymous verity said...

I saw this yesterday and thought it was terribly funny. I emailed it all over the world.

UTube is turning into a bit of a thought fascist organisation, isn't it? Best leave it to the very young, who are natural thought fascists.

3:36 pm  
Anonymous verity said...

I sent the link to LGF to a friend in Texas, but by the time he got it, the link wouldn't open. I'm trying this link from DfH now.

If linkee no workee, does anyone know how I can send it anyway?

3:39 pm  
Anonymous verity said...

The link to DfH worked.

4:11 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The video about airpost security is amusing too. See it at Sister Toldjah.

10:54 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h3GPc_yMCE

I had no problems seeing it today.

7:26 pm  

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