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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

YouTube takes down IDF's most popular videos

Yesterday, the IDF opened a YouTube account.

I just got an email indicating that because YouTube has removed the IDF's most popular videos, the IDF spokesperson's office has opened an account at LiveLeak instead.

Noah Pollak has more.
This was apparently too much for YouTube, which moments ago removed several videos from the IDF’s channel, including the most-watched video, which showed a group of Hamas goons being blown up in an air strike as they loaded Katyusha missiles onto a truck. The point of such footage, as if it needed to be said, is not to revel in violence — it is to show the legitimacy of Israeli self-defense.

The rank double-standard that YouTube has applied to Israel is disturbing. YouTube hosts all manner of similar footage — much of it far more gory than the grainy infrared images posted by the IDF — of U.S. air strikes. Why is YouTube capitulating to those who do not wish for Israel to be able to tell its side of the story?
Why am I not surprised?

In any event, LiveLeak is much more willing to post non-PC material, and I will try to do my part to get the word out.


At 7:17 PM, Blogger Robertcw72 said...

I think the youtube channel still is up and running.

At 7:22 PM, Blogger ZH#2 said...

The link to liveleak doesn't show any vids. Is this because they haven't uploaded any yet?

At 7:24 PM, Blogger ZH#2 said...

sorry, forgot to add this:
Uploads by user: 'idfspokesperson'

Sorry, no results found!

If I be stupid ignore this....lol

At 8:50 PM, Blogger Lan Astaslem said...

As an active member of a grass roots group, Operation Youtube Smackdown, I can tell you that they were the victums of an organized mass "flagging" operation by some pro Jihadist channel users.

We fight them everyday by counter flagging their videos.

Contact me by email if you need to know more. Addy is in my profile.

At 8:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

G-d forbid the world should know the truth.


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