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YouTube Provides Better Coverage of Events in Iran Than MSM
NewsBusters ^ | June 14, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 06/14/2009 8:28:44 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

If you are following the amazing events currently unfolding in Iran in the wake of their turbulent election, then YouTube will give you a much better sense of what is happening than the mainstream media. Yesterday, while the dramatic protests were unfolding, CNN held an extended forum on healthcare. The other cable news channels weren't much more enlightening in their coverage of events from Iran.

Where does a web surfer go to find out about the turbulence taking place there? For me, and a lot of other people, the natural gathering place for a video view from Iran is YouTube where many Iranian bloggers have been uploading their highly interesting videos some which you can see, along with a sampling of the accompanying commentary, below the fold. So turn away from those cable news networks which are only giving relatively shallow coverage of the turbulence in Iran and welcome to the Brave New World of Web video reporting from bloggers on the scene of the action.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; iranviolence2009; newmedia; studentmovement; youtube
Check out original story. Chock full of video reporting from the scene of the protests in Iran.
1 posted on 06/14/2009 8:28:44 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: Paul Heinzman; IMissPresidentReagan; AlexW; Cletus.D.Yokel; ConservativeOrBust; tropical; ...

PING!


2 posted on 06/14/2009 8:29:50 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (E.J. Dionne: "Make the World Safe for Tax Increases")
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To: PJ-Comix

Nice. This suggests how the news of the future may flow to the internet. All it takes is people on the spot uploading videos and news reports and then a process of spotting the best ones. With search engines like google, and with YouTube, who needs news reporters, especially since the typical AP stringer is usually committed to the other side?


3 posted on 06/14/2009 8:37:18 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

The MSM in the US has become no better then Pravda and Radio Moscow during the communist days.
It will only get worse.


4 posted on 06/14/2009 8:48:59 PM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: PJ-Comix
You know, folks can make fun of the mindless crap on youtube all they want, but the fact remains it has the potential to be an amazing communications tool.
5 posted on 06/14/2009 8:57:23 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: PJ-Comix
This one not on the list is amazing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSECAvBTanQ
6 posted on 06/14/2009 9:01:14 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: AlexW

Actually Pravda has been semi-privatized and consistently puts out a better product than the NY Times.


7 posted on 06/14/2009 9:02:34 PM PDT by appeal2 (Government is not the solution, it is the problem and eventually the enemy.)
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To: AlexW

Actually Pravda has been semi-privatized and consistently puts out a better product than the NY Times.


8 posted on 06/14/2009 9:02:37 PM PDT by appeal2 (Government is not the solution, it is the problem and eventually the enemy.)
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To: PJ-Comix
This White House has said more about the murder of an abortion doctor than it has about the Iran election. Why hasn't he delivered a message to those people in the streets of Iran?

Seems BHO has more schmoozing to do to get Mahmoud's fist unclinched eh?

This POTUS is a colossal arrogant bastard.

9 posted on 06/14/2009 9:10:12 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

The story has been updated with that video. Thanx.


10 posted on 06/14/2009 9:13:04 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (E.J. Dionne: "Make the World Safe for Tax Increases")
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To: PJ-Comix; Cicero
The fact was, and is, the MSM, both print and TV, to include FOX,PBS,NPR, A-N-CBS's, MSN and all the others fell flat on their asses. That also includes the Conservative Blogs! The leftist blogs did a pretty good job of following it through Twitter and Facebook before the Iranian Gov. pulled the plug..

It is a huge story; a Middle East country going through nothing less significant than the Czech Velvet Revolution, the U.S.Civil War, French Revolution and Vietnam's Tet all rolled in a bundle - and the MSM chose to ignore it!!!

I wonder how many days it will take the MSM to get the story out - or maybe they don't want to since it embarrasses Obama and his outreach to a fraudulent regime.

I bet you won't hear the MSM tell you that half the anti-riot police in the streets of Tehran were speaking Arabic (Iranians speak Farsi) and are believed to be Hezbollah thugs imported from Lebanon.

Twitter, via some guy in downtown Tehran, told me. I'm 73.... and I'm joining Twitter. It works!!!

11 posted on 06/14/2009 9:18:45 PM PDT by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: HardStarboard
The fact was, and is, the MSM, both print and TV, to include FOX,PBS,NPR, A-N-CBS's, MSN and all the others fell flat on their asses.

But...but...but it was the weekend! Breaking news never happens on the weekend, especially in summer when the prime pundits are out of town.

In all seriousness, I don't know why CNN just didn't change its feed to CNN International (which it did the night Princess Diana died) or why C-SPAN didn't provide a long stretch of BBC coverage, as it occasionally does with breaking news if Congress isn't in session.

12 posted on 06/14/2009 9:31:16 PM PDT by kittykat77
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To: appeal2

“Actually Pravda has been semi-privatized and consistently puts out a better product than the NY Times.”

Well, ANYTHING would be better then the Slimes.

Here is a recent Pravda piece:

http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/107459-0/


13 posted on 06/14/2009 9:42:33 PM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: HardStarboard

Yeah, Fox ran a Sean Hannity rerun tonight. YAWN!


14 posted on 06/14/2009 9:43:18 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (E.J. Dionne: "Make the World Safe for Tax Increases")
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To: appeal2
Actually Pravda has been semi-privatized and consistently puts out a better product than the NY Time

That's like being the best surfer in Idaho, but you're right. We won't get any actual facts from the Monica Media, we'll have to count on blogs and overseas reports.

15 posted on 06/14/2009 9:45:47 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: kittykat77

Who cares?

They’ve proven they’re irrelevant!


16 posted on 06/14/2009 10:28:28 PM PDT by Lesforlife
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To: PJ-Comix
The Face of America's MSM and offical news service ...

YOOO BAMA Network ....

YBN .... where the agenda only matters....



MSM " Folks, don't believe what you see, nothing to see here folks, more on now ,,, don't believe the reports that the election was rigged " ...
17 posted on 06/15/2009 1:06:03 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

For those who can’t watch for whatever reason: a peaceful crowd is disrupted by a squad of motorcycle police in armor. The crowd counterattacks the motorcycle cops and throws them off their bikes, which they burn in the street. The now-dismounted cops are then each surrounded by a ring of protestors who protect them from any abuse from the crowd and escort them to a area of relative safety, then give them water and check them over for injuries.

Truly compelling.


18 posted on 06/15/2009 1:23:04 AM PDT by B-Chan
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To: Cicero

Online Free Media at its Zenith!

Long live free speech.


19 posted on 06/15/2009 6:21:54 AM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: Steve Van Doorn
Whoa! That one IS amazing. Sounds like it must have been shot by an Italian reporter. The resolution seems way too good for a cell phone; must have been a good video camera.

I wonder if the police officer they caught was the one wielding his baton from the motorcycle.

20 posted on 06/15/2009 7:53:03 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Steve Van Doorn

BTTT

bookmark


21 posted on 06/15/2009 7:53:54 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: HardStarboard
I bet you won't hear the MSM tell you that half the anti-riot police in the streets of Tehran were speaking Arabic (Iranians speak Farsi) and are believed to be Hezbollah thugs imported from Lebanon.

THAT would not surprise me at all.

22 posted on 06/15/2009 7:55:19 AM PDT by SuziQ
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