Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Pie Throwers Accuse YouTube Of Censorship

Here's a serious misunderstanding of censorship. All these guys have to do is create a platform that is faster, better and cheaper than YouTube and voilĂ ! The internet is yours baby. Or get a blog.
From WebProNews:

Want to be taken seriously, too

A—which adjective goes with this group…radical? Extremist? Keystone-Koppish?—12 Monkeys-esque environmental group called The Greenwash Guerillas have accused YouTube of censoring a video of them throwing pies at Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman....

... The Greenwash Guerillas, angered by Friedman's "neo-liberal"* stances, particularly in relation to environmental issues, ambushed Friedman at Brown University before he was to give a speech on Earth Day. They threw green whipped-cream pies at him, a move that pretty much ended the speech, and they tossed fliers to the crowd that read, “On behalf of the earth and all true environmentalists – we, the Greenwash Guerillas, declare Thomas Friedman’s ‘Green’ as fake . . . as the cool-whip covering his face.”

Give them a break. They didn't have piles of Al Gore cash to spend on messaging. They only got him on the arm, anyway.

"We sought to expose the hypocrisy of allowing Friedman, who is known for his influential support of U.S. wars for oil in the Middle East, to call himself an environmentalist,” said Brown University student and Greenwash Guerrilla Margaree Little, who was apprehended while "Colonel Custard" scampered away from authorities. "[Friedman] has blood on his hands that no amount of 'green' can wash away.">>>MORE