Romney Rips Fox-Owned My Space, While Aiming At You Tube

Mitt Romney attacks?

But Romney showed some unfamiliarity with the Internet when he discussed the problem of sexual predators and children. "YouTube is a website that allows kids to network with one another and make friends and contact each other," Romney explained. "YouTube looked to see if they had any convicted sex offenders on their web site. They had 29,000."

Actually, YouTube is the popular site that allows Internet users to upload and watch a variety of videos. The web site, which is owned by search-engine behemoth Google, also was a co-sponsor of the Democratic presidential debate held on Monday night.

The web site MySpace is the one to which Romney actually was referring. MySpace, owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., said this week it had found 29,000 registered sex offenders who had submitted profiles to its site and removed them.


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    Maybe Mitt was in "liberal pander" mode (none / 0) (#1)
    by Geekesque on Fri Jul 27, 2007 at 05:31:39 PM EST
    instead of "conservative pander" mode.

    FLASH! Beyonce and Lindsay Lohan's mom ... (none / 0) (#2)
    by Ellie on Fri Jul 27, 2007 at 06:08:27 PM EST
    ... find Mitt so pathetic they're drafing a formal request not to post footage of this on YouTube.

    Maybe it's not the Inner Netz snowman worried about Global Worming that's the inner netz goof here. (I reiterate: Sheesh.)

    It's not going to get better for Mitt (none / 0) (#3)
    by ksh on Fri Jul 27, 2007 at 06:15:52 PM EST
    He reminds me of Lisa Loopner's moronic boyfriend Todd on the early years of SNL.  I hear he hails from Dorkolia, Michigan.

    Deja Vu (none / 0) (#4)
    by manys on Fri Jul 27, 2007 at 06:27:39 PM EST
    How is this different than Fox calling Arlen Specter  a (D) when he goes off the reservation? He's just trying to take YouTube down a notch over the debate thing. He needed to insult YT, MySpace was just found to have 29K sexual predators (an iffy stat), MySpace is owned by Fox and the (R)'s need to save face for backing out of a modern debate structure. Mix and match for convenience.

    I'ts no different. (none / 0) (#5)
    by DawnG on Sat Jul 28, 2007 at 12:49:24 AM EST
    They try and discount something by insinuating something horrendous that has absolutely nothing to do with the issue at hand.

    It's all smoke and mirrors and sleight of hand.  That's all well and good for magicians but not for public servants.