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  •  Wait a minute (3+ / 0-)
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    blueness, sortalikenathan, hurburble

    The diarist posts a video, and you know what their intent is:

    So you have a video which is on a topic already known to cause inflamed reaction, that is very inflamatory being posted that has already been posted multiple times.

    So, to you this requires a great leap in logic as to what the intent of the author in posting the video was?

    To avoid a double standard, you should have hide rated  AB's video just as you did the diarist's tip jar, not recommended it.

    •  I will do so then as soon as everyone Recs his (0+ / 0-)

      video, also to avoid the same double standard, nu?

      A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying. -B.F. Skinner

      by BFSkinner on Sun Jun 07, 2009 at 04:55:59 PM PDT

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      •  Okay (3+ / 0-)
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        blueness, sortalikenathan, hurburble

        moving the goal posts now?

        •  Not at all, (1+ / 0-)
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          zhimbo

          My point is that:

          1. A word of drunken idiocy is not policy.
          1. People who post the video do so to inflame, as it is obvious that I.P. is a topic bound to do so, and this video for what it is is bound to do so even more.
          1. The people in the video do not at all reflect any policy by Israel's government, i.e. it is a bunch of drunk kids making idiotic statements. Their views were given when asked but not put on television, etc.
          1. The video given by AB was also meant to inflame, however it was put up on various market station television programs/stations, which could not have been done without the OK from political decision makers.
          1. You view my rec'ing AB's video as being hypocritical, I point out I rec it as pointing out the double standard that exists often here on DK. A video that is of two idiotic kids is rec'd, and one sponsored and shown, just as inflamatory but on the other side, is ignored by the same people.
          1. The people who rec the one and not the other seem to be exhibiting the double standard here. I do as well, and I admit it. However I rec it to call attention to the fact that there are no differences between the two. If one is right then they both should be. The fact that people attack AB for putting up his video and also rec the original video is a double standard.

          A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying. -B.F. Skinner

          by BFSkinner on Sun Jun 07, 2009 at 05:20:40 PM PDT

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          •  The diarist never said or even implied (3+ / 0-)
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            that this video represented anything more than what it was- "Drunk Obama Haters in Israel".
            Now, I have not read any other diaries on this subject, as I said above it's the first time I've seen it, but nowhere does the diarist say or imply that this reflects any policy of Israel's.
            And because AB's video was seen on TV (was it in Israel, by any chance?) and this was not, does not make AB's video any less inflammatory or any more true.
            And your comment here:

            However I rec it to call attention to the fact that there are no differences between the two. If one is right then they both should be. The fact that people attack AB for putting up his video and also rec the original video is a double standard.

            You're not calling attention to anything, because you're doing the exact same thing they are.

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