Thank God for Little Ironies

Did you see this?

YouTube yanks Romney web video over Al Green song

Mitt Romney’s new web video, featuring audio of President Obama singing a few lines from Al Green’s, “Let’s Stay Together,” has been pulled down from YouTube via a copyright claim of BMG Rights Management.

According to a release, the video, titled, “Political Payoffs and Middle Class Layoffs,” used news reports to demonstrate that “[i]nstead of working to restore [our] economic security, President Obama is too busy rewarding his biggest donors.”

Perhaps ironically, BMG and Crown/Random House (which published both of Obama’s books, his campaign plan, and Michelle Obama’s new book) are — despite Obama’s concerns about “outsourcing” — all owned by German conglomerate Bertlesmann AG, which bills itself as “the world’s most international media company.”

So it is interesting that the company that pulled down Romney’s web ad shares a German parent company with Obama’s publisher.

According to their Wikipedia entry, “During World War II, Bertelsmann was the biggest single producer of Nazi propaganda.The BBC reports that “German media giant Bertelsmann has admitted it lied about its Nazi past and that it made big profits during Adolf Hitler’s reign in Germany using Jewish slave labour.”

Crown/Random House does good work, and nobody should blame Obama for making millions off of his writing. But just imagine what they would be saying if Romney’s turnaround book had been published by a multinational conglomerate with ties to Nazi propaganda.

What is more, one wonders if an Obama ad featuring Al Green’s song would have also been pulled down?


And the American Left has the gall to cry about “crony capitalism” on the right.  Our “emperor” has no clothes. LOL 🙂

13 thoughts on “Thank God for Little Ironies

    • With all the evidence we have here on the RNL of how adverse those on the Left are to doing even the slightest bit of research, why should we suspect Oblamer’s peeps are any different? 😉

  1. O and his crew knew about this. They believe they are untouchable now. That is why they are coming out of the shadows and into the light.

    We all should be worried why they believe they are now SAFE.

    • Not that the lefties care, but Beck told everyone they would start doing this when they felt they were finally past the point where we couldn’t do anything about them.

  2. Wouldn’t it be nice if the secreted video of Obama at his Palestinian friend’s going away party would be made public?

    That must be a real eye opener. Otherwise it would have been made public long ago.

  3. There is NO “regular/old school/mainstream” responsible journalism left in our country. Not even Fox.

    None. Any investigative reporter worth his salt could have learned this long ago.

    These kinds of realizations should have been plastered ALL OVER the NEWS.

    When “normal” people realize how inept or corrupt the media is/are, “normal” people JUST TURN THEM OFF!

    • Sure there is. Bloggers, people like Beck and his Blaze crew, a few (and I mean a VERY few) real reporters like Stostle (sp?) Their there, you just have to look for them.

  4. I am unsure how B will connect this dot, but Youtube has yanked Most of the videos featuring Obama singing a few lines of “Let’s Stay Together” from its site.

    • That’s called CYA. If it were NOT, that would have been done L-O-N-G before the Romney add was pulled.

      And THAT is called a simple, real-world application of logic in political context.

  5. I don’t get it. What are you saying, that Romney’s ad was so spot-on, so powerful that, coupled with Obama’s singing, it would have swayed the electorate? And now, Along with commie, Islamist, and Chicago-style thug, Obama is a Nazi as well? Are you(Beck) going to link him to Aum Shinrikyo next?
    Snickers guffaws, and titters.

  6. While the sleazy attempt to link Obama and Nazis is far too typical of what the RNL has become, this post does illustrate a serious problem–the one that comes when corporations are allowed to run amok (you know, what you would call “free markets”).

    There’s a reason that half a dozen companies control about 80 percent of what we watch and read in this country, and that Fox News owner News Corp–owned in part by a Saudi Prince (yes, he’s a Muslim) and controlled by Rupert Murdoch controls 70 percent of the Australian news media.

    • Corporations acquiring favor from governments and preventing competition is not Capitalism.

      It is Fascism.

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