"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Thursday, 6 August 2009

YouTube Does It Again


What's going on with YouTube? It has arbitrarily deleted the channel of user 'C-Span Junkie' together with over 6,400 videos including several hundred of Ron Paul.

"The C-Span Junkie user channel, a non-partisan archive of short clips taken from C-Span broadcasts of events in the Congress and the Senate, has been the home of the vast majority of You Tube videos you have seen of Bernanke, Geithner, Paulson and others being confronted in Congress, as well as Ron Paul’s speeches on the House floor. A total of more than 6400 videos in all have been pulled, hundreds of which featured the Texan Congressman...

"If you post videos about people eating each other’s vomit or clips of plastic bimbos with their breasts hanging out then you’ll be left alone, but God forbid should anyone try to give the country a window on what’s actually happening in Congress and what their own Representatives are talking about – in that case your thought crimes will immediately be censored and removed."
6,400 videos? I bet that made C-Span Junkie's eyes water and I hope he/she had back-up on a hard drive. America is finding out what we in Britain already know: that Free Speech and Freedom of Information mean only what the powers-that-be want it to mean.

3 comments:

  1. If You Tube are willing to wipe out 6400 clips at the behest of some government tosser, then there's nothing stopping them posting fake information either. Gloves are off!

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  2. It could have been a copyright issue, who knows? But the fact is it was done without prior notice - he woke up one morning and hey presto! all 6400 of them had vanished.

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