Saturday, November 18, 2006

Daily Motion

Most readers are familiar with Daily Motion, the Internet video service. Many of the videos posted at the French websites I consult are from Daily Motion. For some reason, I did not realize it was a French group, probably because of the name. It appears also that Daily Motion is pro-Islamic and in the habit of censuring anti-Islamic videos. France-Echos has posted a Daily Motion video showing the total destruction of an American hummer to the cries of Allah Akbar.

You can also view it at the Daily Motion website, if you're registered - it's for adults only. The comments there were virulently negative. Here are a few of the more courteous ones:

- Justifying terrorist crimes. This will cost the author dearly and Daily Motion as well.

- I see that Allah and his terrorists have the blessing of Daily Motion.

- Daily Motion does not censor this type of video - on the one hand, it's unfair because they censor anti-Islamic videos, but on the other hand, it's good because it will only reenforce hatred for this "religion".

- Did this happen in Paris?

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At May 03, 2007 1:20 AM, Blogger Patrick said...

I happen to know the founder of Dailymotion. He is a French jew who is very enlightened, and would probably be amused or offended by your post.

At May 04, 2007 12:58 AM, Blogger tiberge said...

@ patrick

Thanks for the feedback. One problem now is that my sources - France-Echos and the video itself with the comments are no longer available. I wanted to re-consult them to review the information.

If he is enlightened, he must be aware of what some were saying about DM at the time this video was being talked about. If I recall, other websites (possibly Vox Galliae - not sure though) were also saying similar things. So it seemed worth a post.

He may be amused, hopefully not offended. As a businessman (hence knowledgeable about marketing) he must be aware that such a video would generate such comments. And if there were pro-American videos at DM (which there must be), no doubt the commenters would call Daily Motion an agent of "Zionism" or of the Satan America.

The fact that he is a Jew is not unusual, but a bit unfortunate, considering the content of the video.


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