Check the following bit from a post about how the Feeling the Hate video has been censored from the Huffington Post. (Shocker!)
Despite the Huffington Post’s rejection of my video report, it has exploded across the blogosphere. Even the rapper 50 Cent posted it prominently on his official website.
In other words, the damn thing has gone viral. Bonus!
A few thoughts:
1) Did those other sites pick up the video after they saw it here? If so, I might have to pat myself on the back. Even if they didn't, I might pat myself on the back anyway, because I have such low self esteem.
2) Does this mean the proprietors of these sites all have to write 1,000-word essays on their views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for Abe Schwartz, or just me? Of course, I wasn't gonna bother, both because I don't work for Abe Schwartz (er, not that I know of), and because writing that many words would only dignify his claim that this is such a complex issue, when it's not. But now I might have to. People's interests have obviously been piqued. Now what we really need is some context. This could be my moment. Thanks, Abe!
3) Where are the TIs in all of this? Because you know good and well, if Fiddy's site was officially produced and sanctioned by Interscope, that video would have met the same fate that it met over at the Huffington Post. Lest we forget, Mos Def wasn't so much as allowed to mention that Lyor Cohen is an Israeli in "The Rape Over" - that's actually where the term TI comes from. As a matter of fact, the label has its own Fiddy Cent social networking site that it maintains, probably at Fiddy's expense, and I know there was some tension between Fiddy and the label over that fact.
And after the jump is the requisite remix, featuring Jay-Z.