Sunday, October 05, 2008

Is YouTube now our Go To?

I continue to get emails and read posts with youtube political bends to them. I cannot in this day and age trust videos on youtube to be my political information source. I could post a dozen or so here that would make any of you out there with way liberal leanings think twice--but having a kid who works in film and production--it's just too easy to manipulate and edit out of context.
I prefer other sources--(online) newspapers, a vast array of mainstream and not so mainstream news programs; websites with information and links to follow and the ability to CHECK OUT sources--and to know WHO is putting the info out.

I got a kick out of the SNL bits last night, though. I did. I was aghast that it appeared that they were actually blaming Bush and Republicans for the economic nightmare we're experiencing--but they did (sorta) correct that by admitting who is really to blame in the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac debacles. It was done quickly, though, and I doubt anyone really wanted to hear that.
If Obama is elected, he will reap the rewards by the media when the economy naturally starts to improve. If McCain gets elected, and the economy naturally starts to improve, he will be crucified because it won't be good enough.
I have a sense of humor. I love youtube. But, I love the truth, too, and youtube and mainstream media ain't it. Better to go to many, many sources to determine what might be close to the real truth. I'm just sayin'.

7 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

I agree with you about YouTube videos Karen. Back in the spring YouTube snippets of Jeremiah Wright were all that you saw on TV "news" show.

I also agree that we need to know WHO is feeding us the "news".. if you do then you can listen to about any of the talking heads and interpret their "news" reporting :)

I think that one of the main differences between an Obama and McCain presidency could be transprency. I think that Obama would hold more press conferences.. but I might be wrong?

karen said...

Why do you think Obama would hold more press conferences than McCain? Again, askin'.

Kansas Bob said...

Not sure.. maybe McCain would be different than Bush in that respect.. maybe he would have a transparent White House.. it would be refreshing.

karen said...

What are you defining as a transparent White House?
Transparency and running a country can be very much at odds.
Brian posted his thoughts about Obama, and I respect them. However, the qualities he attributed to Obama (whether I agree with them or not) are very nice..but I can pin them on many of my good friends. He really didn't give me much in the way of a strong and good leader.
Who is Barack Obama? How long have we known who he is?
Not long, and not long enough to put him in the position of President of the United States.

But then, I'm a Libertarian. ;-D

karen said...

I'm not trying to be argumentative, really.
I just don't know why we are accepting these less-than-remarkable candidates. All of them.
We have been railroaded.

Kansas Bob said...

I think that if we didn't have so many "conservatives" running in the republican primary we might have gotten a better candidate to vote for.. but who knows?

karen said...

I sure don't know...