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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:36 PM
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YouTube documents war, upheaval in 2006
YouTube documents war, upheaval in 2006
By ERIN McCLAM, AP National Writer
38 minutes ago


Iraq and the election, Israel and Hezbollah, George Allen and George W. Bush, Mel Gibson and Michael Richards: The people, issues, images and absurdities of 2006 were inescapable, playing over and over before our eyes. It was all on YouTube all in that index-card sized, pixellated box.

And like the events of the year, the clips we scanned on the explosively popular Web site itself a defining event of 2006 spanned the hilarious and the heartbreaking, the ridiculous and the profoundly serious.

Sometimes, deadly serious: The war in Iraq entered its fourth year and neared its 3,000th American combat death. As the casualties mounted and sectarian fighting raged, the public increasingly turned against the Bush administration, and the war itself.

Near year's end, the Iraq Study Group, headed by former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, concluded George W. Bush's war policy had failed nearly across the board. Even Donald H. Rumsfeld, on his way out as defense secretary, told Bush that his administration's strategy "is not working well enough or fast enough. Change is needed."

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But if semantic skirmishing distracted us from what was actually happening in Iraq, frightening reminders were always a click away. If Vietnam was the Living Room War, and the Gulf War was fought on CNN, think of this as the YouTube War.

much more...
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061215/ap_on_hi_te/ye12006...


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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 01:41 PM
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1. The YouTube war because the corporate media censored it.
People found a way to get beyond the corporate manipulation of information. That's why Republicans want to regulate the internet.
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