Have you ever looked at the internet and thought, Gee, what this thing really needs is more Barack Obama?
If so, today's your lucky day…
On Monday, President Obama is scheduled to sit down in the library of the White House residence for his first interview since his State of the Union address.
In a first-of-its-kind group interview, Mr. Obama will read and watch questions submitted by YouTube users and answer them in a live Webcast. [...]
YouTube, which is owned by Google, will allow people both to submit questions and to vote for their favorite ones, "so we get a stronger signal about what the crowd is interested in," said Steve Grove, the head of news and politics at YouTube and a former reporter for The Boston Globe.
Excellent! I can't wait to hear the president's thoughts about the guy who wrote "A Song for You," late-career Green Day and the Seals half of Seals & Crofts (although the latter could lead to an accidental discussion about politics, if people aren't careful with the context).
Tags: Barack Obama, Internet, YouTube
You can say what you will about this video of a donkey giving a press conference that was put online by a couple of Azerbaijani bloggers — I mean, I've seen better donkey-giving-press-conference videos, I'm just saying is all — but it probably didn't warrant having them thrown in jail…
Two bloggers from Azerbaijan are facing up to five years in jail after posting a video of a donkey giving a news conference on YouTube. Shortly after the video was released, Andnan Hajizade and Emin Milli were held on hooliganism charges following a scuffle in a restaurant.
"This incident is definitely politically motivated," said the bloggers' lawyer, Isakhan Ashurov… The Azerbaijani government denies that the bloggers' arrest was politically motivated.
This is a travesty! A travesty! Has the Azerbaijani government never heard of the First Amendment?
I think I'm gonna side with the bloggers on this one; I'm pretty sure this was politically motivated. From what I understand, donkeys are very strong special interest group in Azerbaijan. And they're not known more for their ability to haul sacks of grain than for their sense of humor.
(via Boing Boing)
Tags: Bill of Rights, YouTube
As it turns out, the second shooter was… the limo driver.
It's always the person you least expect and who makes the least amount of sense…
This works best if you unfocus your eyes and try to think out of the side of your brain.
Tags: Conspiracies, John Kennedy, YouTube
Cheney Cylon Lurking In Obama Administration Superstar investigative journalist Seymour Hersh drops that Darth Cheney may have moles in the Obama Administration, so that he can still influence "policy." Also: Cheney to adopt easy-to-stroke white cat, live inside of volcano. [thinkprogress.org]
Angry Granddad To War on Drugs: "Get Off My Lawn." Cranky pundit Jack Cafferty speaks truth to anyone who will listen: the war on drugs is "insane." We're listening, unfortunately, no one involved in the big money drug enforcement industry is listening. Or maybe they're listening, but ignoring Jack. Don't ignore Jack! [cnn.com]
The Collected Poetry of Glenn Beck Liberals who get their hemp thongs in a twist over Glenn Beck's demented ranting miss the point: this guy is batcrackers, entertaining like a clown on fire, and a free verse poet. Beat that, snarktress Rachel Maddow! [salon.com]
OMG President Obama Is Totally A Media Whore The Right Wing Pinko accuses President Obama of being a fameball. Chill out Barry, you're the President of the United States. There is no need to make Presidential Addresses via YouTube. YouTube is the Betamax of this generation. [playboy.com]
Tags: Jack Cafferty, Seymour Hersh, YouTube
Who says NPR is independent? Certainly not independent with regards to their ideas.
They just had their first YouTube style question in the form of an MP3 or something sent in by a college professor.
Then again, you wouldn't catch CNN actually asking a question posed by an actual educated person.
Tags: CNN, Liveblog, NPR, YouTube