YouTube goes dhimmi

posted at 9:34 am on October 4, 2006 by Bryan

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Good luck with your attempt to sway YouTube. I guess the best way to support this is to joint the Conservative YouTubers you linked on the sidebar.

EFG on October 4, 2006 at 9:43 AM

Man, some of the crap I see posted on you tube specifically violates those clauses and half the time it isn’t even flagged, much less banned. Somebody got to them. Now, I bet if you posted a video of George Bush being abused somehow, (burned or beheaded in effigy), not a thing would happen. Probably be a good way to meet some of the jihadi vermin. Of course, ratting out terrorists will probably become a bigger crime than actually being a terrorist at the rate we’re going. Argh.

austinnelly on October 4, 2006 at 9:45 AM

YouTube’s message: You can’t be a conservative and be cool at the same time.

Tom Blogical on October 4, 2006 at 9:50 AM

I would be willing to put good money down on a bet that you will indeed hear from YouTube soon. They will tell you that this video is also banned!

Babs on October 4, 2006 at 9:51 AM

I agree with austinnelly. There is a ton of junk posted that nobody cares about. Unless you have an idea of decency standards, that is.

Tom Blogical on October 4, 2006 at 9:52 AM

Yeah, you can’t show stuff like that, but you can show fauxtoshopped heads on others peoples bodies, and call them whores or sluts. That’s ok. Oh wait… not just yet, but wait.

I just can’t imagine who’d be whining… WAAHHHHH! they are bashing our jihadi brothers whom we support!

rightside on October 4, 2006 at 9:53 AM

Hmmm. I think that I have only looked at YouTube once or twice, but it seems to me that one of, or all of, the following has occured:

a) They received a threat from the Islamo-Nazis.
b) The leftists of the DMC contacted them and made some sort of deal.
c) They have been saturated in PC, therefore, any movies about how the Islamo-Nazis are the enemy will be banned, but Tube will show what Michelle has refered to so that the enemy’s feelings won’t be hurt.
d) Bush hatred.

The False Dervish on October 4, 2006 at 10:09 AM

Well, if us, as a conservative community, flagged the videos we see as objectionable too, we could reverse this trend.

That being said, we, as a conservative community believe in free speech and they do not.

Troy on October 4, 2006 at 10:15 AM

Also, if you are not already a member of Michelles group at YouTube, you can join here: http://youtube.com/group/conservative

Troy on October 4, 2006 at 10:32 AM

Funny how violence and threats from Islam works so well, but it’s the USA that is to blame for violence in the world.

The longer the current situation is ignored the longer and the greater the loss of American life will be….and then there’s China.

Hening on October 4, 2006 at 10:35 AM

More than likely, every liberal You Tuber kept flagging all things conservative on the site, which is why it comes up as saying, “This group may contain content that is inappropriate for some users, as flagged by YouTube’s user community.” They don’t agree, hence, it’s “inappropriate.” And they keep calling themselves tolerant.

StephC on October 4, 2006 at 10:52 AM

“”" Double “+” Standard “”"

‘nough said.

Except for this:

As their logic wallows and twists in the recesses of their hanabis damaged brains, the Jihadi terrorists are extremists, so it follows that those opposed to Jihadists are also extremists.

These people worship at the alter of politically correct moderation, and any alternate viewpoint what-so-ever is considered ‘extreme’ and therefore evil.

So, extreme pollitcal correct moderation is good. Extreme anything else is bad.

No. It does make sense.

Lawrence on October 4, 2006 at 10:56 AM

WE REALLY NEED A PREVIEW OPTION

corrected:

“”” Double “+” Standard “””

‘nough said.

Except for this:

As their logic wallows and twists in the recesses of their hanabis damaged brains, the Jihadi terrorists are extremists, so it follows that those opposed to Jihadists are also extremists.

These people worship at the alter of politically correct moderation, and any alternate viewpoint what-so-ever is considered ‘extreme’ and therefore evil.

So, extreme pollitcal correct moderation is good. Extreme anything else is evil.

No. It does “not” make sense.

Lawrence on October 4, 2006 at 10:58 AM

I hope YouTube gets a lot of complaints about this. I just sent them the following message:

Dear YouTube team.

I am outraged that Michelle Malkin has been censored on YouTube, and that her conservative group has been flagged. I have been an active YouTube user for some time, but will consider terminating my use and transferring my videos to Google Video or some other service should this not be corrected.

brazilnut on October 4, 2006 at 10:59 AM

Another thing…

How much junk on U-tube is true? meaning an accurate representation of the issues?

I suspect that your video, Michelle, had just a bit too much truth in it for their sensibilities.

Lawrence on October 4, 2006 at 11:01 AM

Perhaps the jihadi-funded ACLU threatened to sue.

speed647 on October 4, 2006 at 11:08 AM

/sniffs the wind…

Hmmmm…. do I smell someone who… CAIRS?

I’ll bet dollars to donuts that YouTube got a letter from a CAIR lawyer…

Once agian… the Islamic world is using our own rules to attempt to defeat us.

Romeo13 on October 4, 2006 at 11:32 AM

More proof that Hot Air is an important source of reporting and commentary. Political Correctness (aka Left Ideology) is the only information permitted on many information sources, and that which is not conforming is censored.

Don’t hold your breath for an answer from U Tube to Michelle’s query – it may be hazardous to your health! The Political Correctness Censors will censor that which does not conform to the Left Ideology, and ban them posting in the future.

omegaram on October 4, 2006 at 12:06 PM

thanks for showing us your true colors youtube! they allow all sorts of 9/11 conspiracy theory and bush hating videos but anything conservative is considered offensive. boycott youtube! can’t wait to see what they say in response to Michelle’s video posted above. hopefully they’ll come to their senses and put her video back up, but i’m not holding my breath. :\

dynospectrum on October 4, 2006 at 12:08 PM

i never thought that youtube would ever side with those who want to kill us. i do have to agree that CAIR / jihadi-funded ACLU & even the left-wing liberal nutcases in this country are behind this as well.

Starblazer on October 4, 2006 at 12:12 PM

I just want to remind everyone that searching for democrat, “progressive”, or “liberal” groups and videos and flagging them as inaapropriate for racism or any other reason is simply not fair play. If too many people do that, then their videos will be banned and their groups would be restricted and not visible through searches. That would be a travesty.

libertarianuberalles on October 4, 2006 at 12:20 PM

You Bube, I mean TUBE, is one of the growing number of sites that seem to preach a whole new Constitution to America. Ebay for example tells you what you can and can’t sell and what’s appropriate and what isn’t and oh, don’t dare get in a huff with them, your account will be suspended, or like Paypal too, records are kept of your transactions in case you have bought or sold something which investigators may want to research. Cyberspace is no place for freedom unfortunately, but on the other hand in this case, who thinks they have a right to say what is offensive and what isn’t? See U.S. Constitution, Ammendment #1.

johnnyU on October 4, 2006 at 12:27 PM

One of the main guys at YouTube is a devout Muslim. (Or so the jihadis there have said in their bulletins to each other.)
I can’t remember the clown’s name, but I’m starting to believe that the proliferation of pro-jihad/terrorist videos there is not due to their slipping through the cracks.
Everyone knows how effective the jihadis are in using the internets; it wouldn’t surprise me if the YT guy is a supporter, considering the obvious editorial bias there.

Also maddening: every leftard dhimmi on the planet is there helping them out.

bamapachyderm on October 4, 2006 at 12:45 PM

you know what, i say do the same thing to the liberals videos as they did to us & remember this – “turnabout is fair play”

Starblazer on October 4, 2006 at 1:04 PM

Apparently the world’s most alarmist website is having the same problem. Looks like a pretty severe case of conservaphopia.

RedWinged Blackbird on October 4, 2006 at 1:05 PM

Good Vent. I’m really enjoying the diversity in format we’ve been seeing lately on the vlog. Things have come a long way in a very short time.

starflyer on October 4, 2006 at 1:07 PM

well, i just closed my account at youtube & they asked the reason why & i told them this – “because you side with those who want to kill americans”.

Starblazer on October 4, 2006 at 1:10 PM

You know there was a video tribute to Ronald Reagan that Ian had posted on his site in June or July. I had forwarded it on to a few people and someone who got it in August said that it had been flagged as well. I guess it’s more of that liberal tolerance.

Catie96706 on October 4, 2006 at 1:18 PM

More than likely, every liberal You Tuber kept flagging all things conservative on the site, which is why it comes up as saying, “This group may contain content that is inappropriate for some users, as flagged by YouTube’s user community.” They don’t agree, hence, it’s “inappropriate.” And they keep calling themselves tolerant.

StephC on October 4, 2006 at 10:52 AM

Turnabout is fair play … so I think we conservatives should go out of our way to encourage as much. Think I’ll spend my lunch break flagging some “offensive” videos.

;)

thirteen28 on October 4, 2006 at 1:46 PM

Michelle,

Have you considered approaching Google Video and asking them about their “inappropriate use” policy, and whether it would be applied to anti-jihad content? If they’re clever about it, they could use this as an opportunity to take some marketshare away from YouTube.

Dave Shay on October 4, 2006 at 2:28 PM

Michelle,

The moonbats over on DU are soliciting their fellow nutroots to email YouTube!

Read it Here

Bob on October 4, 2006 at 2:41 PM

I wrote YouTube a rather strong email.

MCPO Airdale on October 4, 2006 at 2:57 PM

More than likely, every liberal You Tuber kept flagging all things conservative on the site, which is why it comes up as saying, “This group may contain content that is inappropriate for some users, as flagged by YouTube’s user community.” They don’t agree, hence, it’s “inappropriate.” And they keep calling themselves tolerant.

StephC on October 4, 2006 at 10:52 AM

This is exactly what’s happening. It’s what I like to call ‘social re-engineering’. Don’t like what’s being said? Flag it as offensive! Even if it’s the truth.

It’s a disgusting, and apparently effective technique. The only way I can see to combat it is to spend all your time going thru the LLL crap and doing the same thing to their videos.

I don’t have that kind of time. And I really don’t have an interest in squelching free speech. Even speech I strongly disagree with. But those on the left sure do.

techno_barbarian on October 4, 2006 at 4:21 PM

I just want to remind everyone that searching for democrat, “progressive”, or “liberal” groups and videos and flagging them as inaapropriate for racism or any other reason is simply not fair play. If too many people do that, then their videos will be banned and their groups would be restricted and not visible through searches. That would be a travesty.

libertarianuberalles on October 4, 2006 at 12:20 PM

The more I think about this, the better an idea I think it is.

Can you imagine the seething outrage from the left when some of their propaganda starts being banned. And believe me, we’ll know when it’s working too. Just by looking at du, or any of those other bottom feeder libtard sites.

I might have to make some time to do some ‘evaluating’ after all. Imagine what could be done if we actually had a whole bunch of us use their techniques against them.

techno_barbarian on October 4, 2006 at 4:30 PM

re moving videos to Google: Google is run by loony lefties, too. I don’t use google any more.

jdpaz on October 4, 2006 at 5:14 PM

The Left and possibly Muslim Censorship at UTube and Google is an opportunty. Perhaps Hot Air will provide a competing service.

omegaram on October 4, 2006 at 6:03 PM

This is pretty funny, but quite offensive to many. What is YouTubes problem?? Could they be hammering free speech? Quite oximoronic (unless you are a liberal)
WARNING:ADULT LANGUAGE

lsutiger on October 4, 2006 at 8:39 PM

Way to call them out, Michelle. Shame on them for banning your video while hosting bragadocious videos of jihadis. Dhimmitude is unacceptable.

CP on October 4, 2006 at 8:50 PM

start emailing YouTube’s advertisers

hitting the pocketbook will get their attention

Darleen on October 4, 2006 at 10:12 PM

I hate to tear a page for the lefts play book but, as been said, turn abouts fairlplay.

The left finds anything that they do not agree with as offensive, and as such they work hard to ban it. it does not matter that they are infringing on free speach, notr that they stiffle creativity by limiting opposing viewpoints.

Perhaps a web pag listing offensive you tube videos is warrented. Then we can look at them and if we, as individuals, find them offensive then we can leave our negative feed back at You tube.
I would advise against us following the blind blanket banning that the liberals seem to enjoy (you know, speak out agaisnt people they are told not to like, similer to a liberals hating Michelles books but never reading one).
But if each one of us sees a video, and we find it offensive, then we are in our moral right to flag it.

Wyrd on October 5, 2006 at 9:51 AM

Having perused YouTubes offerings on several occasions, I’d venture to say the majority of the videos on there violate their “Terms of Use”. Unfortunately “progressives” have a developed a natural immunity against hypocrisy.

irishsquid on October 5, 2006 at 1:14 PM

Whew, I unfortunately followed a commenters link over to the DU. SO hypocritical, I just have to laugh at them.

tikvah on October 6, 2006 at 6:55 PM

The Google buyout is a done deal.

shirgall on October 9, 2006 at 4:47 PM