Friday, May 04, 2007

ABC Misses Point of YouTube Story

In a story about the liberal political bias that characterizes the popular YouTube internet video site and the rise of a new, conservative alternative site, QubeTV, ABC's Jennifer Parker misses the real problem with YouTube; that the site has become a haven for Islamist terrorist-sympathizers.

This is Parker's story in a nutshell:
But YouTube, which is owned by Google, has also been a favorite target of conservatives, who accuse the site of a liberal bias.
A charge which Parker dismisses airily:
Nonethless, most Internet watchers dismiss the idea that YouTube is inherently biased.
But most conservatives aren't as concerned about YouTube's hatred of Michelle Malkin and other conservatives (it's not news, being systemic within the American media), ss they are with YouTube's utter failure to stop the vilest anti-American, pro-terrorist cyber-jihadis from using YouTube to spread their message of hatred.

What does Google's video site have to offer the techno-savvy young jihadi? Well, ten minutes of searching yielded this jihadi propagandist, this Taliban propagandist from Afghanistan, and a Ba'athist propagandist who posted this Saddam tribute video.

The real problem is that Google, as did the previous owners, is allowing YouTube to be used as a tool for mass propaganda. In other words, Google, the company whose motto is supposedly "Don't be evil," is deliberately and directly supplying aid and comfort to America's enemies.