Originally posted by liejunkie01
If it is on Youtube,
It has to be true
Why do you say that? Are you trying to be humorous by using 'sarcasm'?
That comment is more patronizing than anything else. And it's certainly not funny.
If it's on youtube, it must be a lie? Is that what you are saying? Can't you just accept that both true and lies and everything inbetween can exist
in youtube? Youtube is not less or more credible than ATS, or the whole 'internet' as an information source. If you take your picks carefully, you
can find a lot of accurate information and learn a lot from youtube videos.
If you watch whatever garbage you happen to bump into, without questioning anything, you are bound to spend a lot of time simply being fed all kinds
of bullshít, sometimees not even realizing it.
Youtube doesn't enter into it - youtube is just a mirror to people's souls and actions, that's all. If people lie to a mirror, would you honestly
blame the mirror for false reflecting?
That said, youtube is incredibly annoying with it's "copyright" worshipping, and fear of lawsuits or whatever - try making a gameplay video of a
20 year old 2D-game that no one even remembers today, and see how many minutes it will take for youtube to complain about it.. because some
corporation has claimed to own the rights to the music! If that's not a real symptom of insanity of the world (or at least youtube), I don't know
what is - and I hate youtube for that. It doesn't bring any loss to anyone or any corporation to show some gameplay in a video - but no, can't be
(Coming back towards the topic now)
This also gives youtube a nice excuse for removing "too truthful" videos (Jarrah White's videos are a good example of this attitude in action), or
videos that are considered "disturbing", because they are too informative and explain about people's rights - what they really are, where they come
from, who has an authority over who, and why, and so on. So in a sense, you do have a bit of a point - youtube is controlled, and it seems it's
becoming more and more controlled every day, so that only lies get through eventually.
But still, you could have been a bit more contributive and intelligent in your post, and perhaps a bit less condescending and insulting. If it's on
youtube, it CAN be true, but it can also be a lie - or something inbetween or beyond. It can be ANYTHING - and that's both the beauty and the
difficulty of it. Your comment implies that it almost can't ever be true, if it's on youtube.
You could actually say the same about television - except that there's a lot more truth in youtube than television!