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"Colbert Interviews Greenwald on the Revealed Plot to Turn 'Terror Tools' Against U.S. Citizens, Journalists and Progressive Organizations"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 2/28/2011 @ 11:15 am PT...
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 2/28/2011 @ 11:57 am PT...
Hey, its really hard to catch the bizarre shot where Colbert has the Anonymous face, I saw it at 3:23.
Wow, weird, how would you catch that if you weren't looking for it?
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 2/28/2011 @ 1:17 pm PT...
HHHellllllOOOOOo, interesting times! (Thank you Ancient Chinese curse / blessing!)
'Anonymous' Targets Koch-Backed Americans For Prosperity...
"The online hacking collective 'Anonymous' is targeting groups like Americans For Prosperity who are backed by the conservative billionaire Koch brothers, because of their support of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's anti-union proposals.
"...In a press release, 'Anonymous' explained that it 'cannot ignore the plight of the citizen-workers of Wisconsin, or the opportunity to fight for the people in America's broken political system.' "
This Colbert interview w/ Greenwald is balls-a-licious. ("Before you can say 'get this hornet's nest off my penis..." Smartly summarized!) Had it included Brad (and it should've), this journo-combo would have been a total news-jism for me.
@ Joyce - Colbert's uber-clever production / editing staff often hides these lil' "easter eggs" for us (the most freakishly devoted members of the Colbert Nation - yours truly a proud card carrying member since 2006 and yes, I actually carry a card) just for the sheer delight of discovery. It makes my genius-angels' comedy (real) news show a constant inclusion play; an interactive, rolling dialogue.
He (or his people) read us online almost as much as we read him / them. Incredibly savvy. Dime to donuts every writer on the Colbert show is following this story with great interest and surges of joy.
...which is why I've sent them all Brad's links.
Expecting them to call, anyday, now - such is my Colbert Nation Cache. (I'm an Elder!)
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 2/28/2011 @ 1:25 pm PT...
Omidemigogery!! I'm *so* buoyed. From Anonymous' statement in above link:
"The Koch brothers have made a science of fabricating 'grassroots' organizations and advertising campaigns to support them in an attempt to sway voters based on their falsehoods. Americans for Prosperity, Club for Growth and Citizens United are just a few of these organizations. In a world where corporate money has become the lifeblood of political influence, the labor unions are one of the few ways citizens have to fight against corporate greed. Anonymous cannot ignore the plight of the citizen-workers of Wisconsin, or the opportunity to fight for the people in America's broken political system. For these reasons, we feel that the Koch brothers threaten the United States democratic system and, by extension, all freedom-loving individuals everywhere. As such, we have no choice but to spread the word of the Koch brothers' political manipulation, their single-minded intent and the insidious truth of their actions in Wisconsin, for all to witness."
I. Can't. Wait.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 2/28/2011 @ 1:58 pm PT...
I loved this interview. Normally, Colbert pwns his guests, usually by taking right wing viewpoints to their furthest limits and exposes where their warped ideology would take us if we actually did all the things they want (a road we're headed down now). But with Glenn, another brilliant debater, it just didn't work.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 2/28/2011 @ 9:28 pm PT...
This is way off this excellent topic, but does anyone know why democraticunderground.com has been offline all day?
Are they being attacked?
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 3/1/2011 @ 12:53 am PT...
It is really annoying that Canadians can't see these videos without first having to go to the crappy Comedy Network site and dig around all over the place to find it. What moron came up the annoying policy to make things user unfriendly for anyone in Canada? I notice that some sites or wp plugins or something do have something in place that allows Canadians to see it, perhaps by recognizing Canadian ips and switching accordingly. This is really bloody annoying. I've written to them a number of times to try to correct it or have code that doesn't just say crap but just switches to whatever bloody entity is acceptable for them? Instead of blocking Canada-based viewers and leaving this obnoxious message that makes me NOT want to watch that channel: "In Canada, Comedy Central Videos are available on The Comedy Network," Just switch to the embedding that Canadian can see too.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 3/1/2011 @ 10:46 am PT...
Large site. Wonder if it has anything to do with people pouring into Wisconsin? DU is a good place to go to see what is happening.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 3/1/2011 @ 4:40 pm PT...
I'm sorry to hear that's what they do. Not sure what, if anything, I can do about it, unfortunately. But if you know of anything, of course, I'm certainly open to it!
Sorry for the pain you Canucks have to go through. Serves you right!
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 3/2/2011 @ 7:32 pm PT...
OK, c'est la vie. Good for Stephen Colbert. He's acting mighty Canadian, practicing freedom of speech and all.
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 3/2/2011 @ 8:34 pm PT...
Adam - Again, not sue what you're asking me to do about any of this.
As to Colbert, I suspect he doesn't have much personal control over that either, for what it's worth. I suspect it's Viacom who is making that a prob somehow. But that's just a guess.
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 3/2/2011 @ 11:16 pm PT...
I don't know, Brad. Getting a Canadian strip club bouncer or something to suggest php programming solutions may not produce solutions, but you never know. Even chimps create tools for digging maggots out of rotten logs. Anyway, here goes. Basically, they have a script that detects if an IP is Canadian, and if so place this annoying message over a black screen: "In Canada, Comedy Central Videos are available on The Comedy Network." Instead of placing the code for that hassle-message there when a Canadian IP is detected, they'd do better job advertising The Comedy Network by having it switch to their corresponding embedding code for any given video (via matching tags or keywords?) and prominently advertise their network on it with a watermark or something. If it was your side, it might involve creating a plugin that:
a)makes it appear that every incoming ip is American. This could also help against monitoring of your site by outsiders (eg, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, CIA, or Koch brothers)
b)detects Canadian ips and switches to The Comedy Network's embedding code for same video (perhaps manually pasted in on your side if automatic solution isn't found).
c) perhaps trade advertising space with a coder to write it for you.
d) forget about it since your site is primarily about US issues and maybe not enough Canadian visitors to justify the effort. Canada has a puny population with a demographic significant enough only to be hassled, but not for finding complicated solutions to unnecessary problems placed there by comedy networks.
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 3/3/2011 @ 9:14 am PT...
I have to apologize for griping about this and representing it to be the doing of discriminatory networks. I just learned that we can blame Canada for this care of restrictions contained in a Canadian law package called, "CRTC" (which may have some good in it along with such misguided intrusions like abundantly described). Sorry about that. Blame Canada.
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 3/3/2011 @ 9:30 am PT...
Here is a free program to hide IPs from Canada:
http://hotspotshield.com/ It works. When you install it be sure to uncheck features you don't want.