America is a little safer today because Jolting Joe Lieberman is on the job. It seems the good senator took exception to some videos posted on You Tube that depicted, among other things, gratuitous attacks on America troops.
What makes this even more galling is that these videos were posted by Islamic organizations, some of whom were associated with terrorist organizations.
Apparently You Tube has forgotten that the Iraq enterprise is a Hollywood production in which visuals are carefully orchestrated to convey an image of American power and invincibility. It’s bad enough that the Pentagon is forced to list the American dead. We sure as hell don’t need some terrorist group showing our soldiers being killed.
According to You Tube, some of the videos “depicted gratuitous violence, advocated violence, or used hate speech.”
I only hope that nobody tries to use this criterion to muzzle our right wing pundits or, for that matter, shut down CNN.
Of course, the difference is that the violence and hate we advocate is righteous, while theirs is evil.
Censorship is always selective.