YouTube blocks anti-Mohammed video
Dan Gainor says this is ‘hypocritical censorship policy’
- Duration 7:15
- Date Oct 15, 2012
Dan Gainor says this is ‘hypocritical censorship policy’
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In the DC bureau this is -- Gainer with MRC the BP for.
Business and culture Media Research Center Dan thank you very much for joining us here today.
And we want to talk to you about something that you now on your website www.
MRC dot org and later on in the day will also be featuring it on our Fox News.
Opinion page talking about the situation with you to blocking anti Mohammad video that we have talked so much about heard so much about.
And put you know some people are saying -- some hypocrisy.
From YouTube to block the video and other countries but to allow.
All full pro Taliban videos for the American audience so tell entire article what you are find it.
Well one of the things we look that is you know obviously this video has been blocked now on five countries that the media typically -- it.
Anti Islam video and -- back in Britain today there's 101000.
Muslims -- a protest in Britain.
You're calling for YouTube -- edit it globally.
Obviously the -- protest thing it until that.
Until that happens but then you look so what we -- we have well YouTube is clearly reacted they reacted to what the Obama administration wanted them to do.
And shut down the video in various places what can you find them on you to.
And it's astonishing.
You couldn't find.
-- literally pro terror video it's the Taliban has a channel.
On YouTube -- dormant but there's still couple videos there including a video the one American who was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
And it says you -- it shows I'm series I just shows video various clips of him over time.
And that's going to be very upsetting to the family there's.
Terror planning videos including one that is flat out -- pro Taliban video shows how they planned.
Trained for and you.
Actually attacked an American base killing two American soldiers it shows.
How they loaded.
What's it 101000.
Of explosive on a truck.
Suicide bomber drives it up to the base you see the explosion.
And then you see these Taliban forces.
Marching up to the base casually.
In American uniforms and going there and you're beginning to fire shooting -- American and other other.
Your people in the base.
That's what you can find this is wildly.
Not in keeping with -- YouTube's you know what they consider there you know -- stated rules and guidelines for posted on the site.
But it's okay when it's attacking America and not okay what it big offends Islam.
You know you you have mentioned that you you know that.
YouTube and Google only pretending to be pro free speech and sticking to their guidelines.
You know it when you see stuff like this on YouTube and you see it online.
Obviously it can be infuriating it can be very worrisome.
About who's watching this and who may take it really to heart.
-- what people do when they see something that is so disturbing.
Well in the first thing you should do and if you Google and YouTube they have they have rules you can alert on these things.
Other thing is alert and they stay up.
The left has perfected how alert -- conservative videos -- -- -- very responsive there.
But a lot of these videos are also being being posted by.
Kwanzaa -- news organizations I think -- because that includes Al-Jazeera which is you state funded media.
-- RT -- Russia today which is also state funded media.
-- you know these are not -- friendly to America video or news operations.
And their propaganda or -- So you know you should you should complain to YouTube when they post.
You should -- post comments on their complaining about it.
But ultimately found it's got to be the power of the you know the free market sell you couldn't go to Google are relying on users at the reliant on advertisers.
And -- some of these videos they'll have advertisements right on that page.
-- yeah I think contacted his advertisers is a sure way to get YouTube and Google to pay attention.
Does it Steely -- that though even if people do complain and people do bring up you know the red flag and say -- -- a problem here this is it right.
I mean how long do you think it takes in your experience.
A following this -- to see something come down.
Because I -- it doesn't happen right away.
I'd only happens right away when it -- the politically correct.
I give conservative videos will get it will get taken down I do.
You know a lot of conservative organizations about problems is why we have we have our own video site because cancer organizations.
I'd give will have that probably could post on -- CT today.
What you know.
Didn't can be offensive they'll stay up and this that this is something that's worse this approach terror I mean -- If you're an American family debt service people -- abroad to American servicemen were killed in that based attack and you can watch the whole planning video on YouTube.
So what's happened here is.
Google has embraced American free speech for attacks in America you can see any -- But when it comes the things that offend them in the shut it down it's complete hypocrisy.
How and you know what what in -- following of this I mean you've obviously -- have you reached out to YouTube and try to have a conversation with some last.
People in power there.
Every time we've ever try to contact you do they have been unresponsive they were for this they were four.
Material -- on YouTube that was pornographic.
They they don't like being called on the carpet -- they simply don't respond to critics from the right.
That's maddening -- up.
Yeah I think that's that's that's a great way of putting it it is live iPad does that -- return phone calls.
As a reporter here so I I certainly understand that all right so people can.
Check out your article on the web site and check out what's coming on our Fox News opinion.
A want to direct your attention to Dan's website.
MRC dot org that's Media Research Center.
On anything any closing thoughts before we let you go on what people can do.
Well -- I I think ultimately.
You have to be informed when you see complaints about.
How a web -- over -- -- web -- being one way and check them out I mean.
I -- -- the viewers are are the best the best that we can hope for this country getting informed the media give getting big groups like.
YouTube or Google to actually be neutral is impossible.
But getting an informed viewer ship to go on to those sites and hold their feet to the fire.
That's what we can hope for.
I Dan Gainer thank you so much for joining us today -- -- from the DC bureau inside full and and looking forward to reading more on your website thank you so much for that.
Thanks have a great fit right thinking retail.