[Homestead] More to it; was RE: Welcome to the United Socialist States
rebas_own at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 12 01:31:54 EST 2008
Rebecca here... I was checking the blog of a favorite radio talkshow host in the Seattle area, and then popped over here to see that the same subject was being discussed. Click the first link to hear the statement that is causing the ruckus, then click the second to hear the entire segment. Took the sinister out of it for me, but maybe I'm just naive.
Most people in the area think of Dave Ross as being as being right down the middle of the road, though he does lean a bit to the left on many issues. Here's the blog excerpt from The Dave Ross Show, KIRO 710 am--he makes a good point in the use of technology and creative editing to produce propaganda:
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 1:44 pm
Congressman Moronized by You Tube?
Georgia Republican congressman Paul Broun said he was worried about
Barack Obama's promise to set up a "civilian national security force."
That, said the congressman, is "exactly what Hitler did in Nazi
The only excuse for this statement I can come up with is that Rep
Broun saw this widely circulated YouTube excerpt of a speech made in
Colorado Springs on July 2:
He isn't alone: more than a million people have seen it -- doctored in various ways.
Maybe Rep Broun was in a time crunch, but it wouldn't have been that
hard to find what came before the excerpt that's been getting all the
As for the Tubers who have edited this speech to remove the fact
that Obama was talking about the CCC and the Peace Corps, and who imply
that this type of national service is similar to the Gestapo -- they
slander every American who served their country through these
I use this rule of thumb: the truth of a video is directly
proportional to its length, and inversely proportional to the number of
But I acknowledge that in a free country, you have the right to try
to moronize as many people as technology permits, and YouTube is making
it easier than ever.****************************
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