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Wed Mar 13, 2013, 08:16 PM

Funny: Kos readers too wanky to accept Scott Prouty's vid. Imagine how DU wankers would have reacted

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/13/scott-prouty-47-percent_n_2870837.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

Prouty said he later posted it to Daily Kos with mixed results. The Daily Kos readers ended up bouncing him from the site -- suspecting his footage was bogus. He threw up clips on Pastebin. He did in the comments of The Washington Post's stories. "Just trying to go build a little head of steam and get people talking about it," he said.

By late August, he said there were a few sites, including BuzzFeed, that picked up at least one of his Romney videos. He said he had some success when he posted videos as the MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on YouTube. "She came out and denied having any knowledge of it," he said. "But she linked to the video and left it on her site all weekend long."

The filmmaker said that before the Republican National Convention, he contacted the Romney campaign directly. "I sent it to the Romney people ad nauseum," he said. "They knew about it." When he saw Romney give his acceptance speech in Tampa, he wondered what the candidate knew about his videos. He says he never got a response from the campaign. (He had posted a clip of the 47 percent comments specifically on YouTube, but to a different account, which is where HuffPost was the first to find and republish it.)

But the filmmaker didn't wait for a reporter to find him.

He found James Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, who had discovered a talent for opposition research and finding gotcha videos deep in the C-Span archives. The filmmaker had followed Carter's worker on YouTube. "He had good sense enough to follow me back when he saw my videos after I followed him," Prouty said. "Then he had the good sense enough to contact me after that."

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Reply Funny: Kos readers too wanky to accept Scott Prouty's vid. Imagine how DU wankers would have reacted (Original post)
swag Mar 2013 OP
olddots Mar 2013 #1
babylonsister Mar 2013 #2
Cha Mar 2013 #3
sheshe2 Mar 2013 #4
PDittie Mar 2013 #5
bullwinkle428 Mar 2013 #6
Downtown Hound Mar 2013 #7
hedgehog Mar 2013 #8

Response to swag (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2013, 08:28 PM

1. will tiny hidden cameras help or hurt us ?



I can see people being skeptical about the video for that reason .I watched building 2 get hit and it looked fake 3000 miles away ,I wanted it to be fake so I could wake up from a bad dream.
The damage done to Romney was going to come eventually repukes think they are too smart to be outsmarted .

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Response to swag (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2013, 08:30 PM

2. I can so see DU skeptics

dissing this w/o "sources!!", and I probably would have been one of them. I am so glad Prouty prevailed!

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Response to swag (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2013, 09:17 PM

3. Scott Prouty>>James Carter IV>>David Corn>>

SUCCESS!

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 13, 2013, 10:51 PM

4. +1!!!!!!

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Response to swag (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2013, 09:54 AM

5. There might be

a lesson to be learned here for DK. They not only missed breaking the biggest game-changer of the the 2012 Election... but they harrassed and troll-rated the poster until the website auto-banned him.

I see that as a big black eye for the Great Orange Satan. I liked them fine before, but I think I'll just be in "read-only" mode until some tolerance gets demonstrated to a greater degree by the regulars.

^not meant to implicate DU for similar issues^

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Response to swag (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2013, 10:09 AM

6. Given our history re: Dan Rather & Smirk's Nat. Guard records, Breitbart,

O'Keefe & ACORN, etc., I can't be all that pissed off at the "early adopters" who chose to remain somewhat skeptical in the beginning.

I can't possibly give enough praise, however, for Scott Prouty's persistence in trying to gain traction in the distribution of this video!

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Response to swag (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2013, 05:28 PM

7. Just one of the reasons why I never visit KOS

There are many others.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2013, 05:34 PM

8. Ironic when you consider that right wing sites have recently been

caught twice re-posting satire as fact!

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