YouTube To Joe Lieberman: 'Suck It'
Joe Lieberman recently wrote to YouTube asking them to take down a bunch of terrorist training videos as well as any videos mentioning these terrorists and their training. And YouTube said, basically, that Grampa Joe could suck it, on account of the First Amendment. An excerpt from their blog after the jump.
Here is the thing these nutty free speechers said:
Senator Lieberman stated his belief, in a letter sent today, that all videos mentioning or featuring these groups should be removed from YouTube -- even legal nonviolent or non-hate speech videos. While we respect and understand his views, YouTube encourages free speech and defends everyone's right to express unpopular points of view. We believe that YouTube is a richer and more relevant platform for users precisely because it hosts a diverse range of views, and rather than stifle debate we allow our users to view all acceptable content and make up their own minds. Of course, users are always free to express their disagreement with a particular video on the site, by leaving comments or their own response video. That debate is healthy.
And with that Joe Lieberman's nasolabial folds arranged themselves in an expression of aggrieved disappointment, killing 4,000 Iraqi children.
Dialogue with Sen. Lieberman on terrorism videos [The YouTube Blog]