Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/05/faking_it_well.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/05/faking_it_well.html en-gb 30 Mon 04 May 2015 12:33:41 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/05/faking_it_well.html dennisjunior1 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/05/faking_it_well.html?page=85#comment6 Justin:It was good news, that it was fake!!!--Dennis Junior-- Fri 26 Dec 2008 03:10:14 GMT+1 dennisjunior1 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/05/faking_it_well.html?page=71#comment5 Justin:a good fake news blog! Wed 07 May 2008 04:55:36 GMT+1 David Cunard http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/05/faking_it_well.html?page=57#comment4 I was hard put to recognise the spoken word 'Indiana' although the last word seemed to fit; had it not been for the subtitle I would have not known what it was supposed to be. If, as Justin says, this is from a documentary, and overdubbed, perhaps someone can find a copy of the original and post it to make the contrast apparent. Entertaining, and sometimes informative, as YouTube clips can be, how much influence do they really have on voters? I realise that some will point to the Jeremiah Wright segments that have been seen time and again, but those have been shown on national television with millions of viewers and were derived from available DVDs, so the legitimacy of them is not in doubt, whereas one has to be sceptical about the more inflammatory clips which appear on YouTube and similar sites. I believe that most voters can discriminate between the real and the false; interestingly no comments are permitted on the clip. With regard to the potential influence of such clips on British elections, it is as well to remember that the UK does not have the same protections for freedom of speech as does the US and, as in China recently, offending sites could be blocked in future. Perhaps, like the UK's infant commercial television 50 years ago, there will come a time when regulation of audio-video sites comes into play. For those who do not remember, commercial television in Britain was initially characterised as 'a licence to print money' and commercials were often made by the same presenters who were hosting the programmes, both of which were changed relatively quickly. Sat 03 May 2008 16:41:58 GMT+1 theHenvY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/05/faking_it_well.html?page=42#comment3 Actually, it's not a hoax. The subtitles may be innacurate, but it's still not a hoax.The filmmakers themselves even posted a transcript.http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0508/War_Room_transcript.htmlWhat kind of journalist are you? Sat 03 May 2008 16:07:35 GMT+1 NoRashDecisions http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/05/faking_it_well.html?page=28#comment2 "Are fakes, cleverly done, about to take over and create a new weird parallel universe for elections in theUS, and eventually in the UK as well?"Now hang on a minute there Justin!! First off, lets hope not!! After all, its not very democratic (the action not the party), for die-hard supporters of an election candidate to go to extreme measures-and fabrocating atacks on their candidate's opponents is just such an example-to help their candidate cheat their way (and that is exactly the method by which the candidate would be employing if they were to knowingly allow, and permit such campaign tactics to be used), to an election victory, is it not? So lets hope that for the good of democracy and fairness, that the answer to this question is a resounding no!!But that having been said, What makes you think, Justin, that-God forbid-just because die-hard supporters of a presidential candidate get it into their heads to break the rules (or at least change their value system) by employing such tactics, that it will "eventually", to use your word, be done by supporters of, say, a prime ministerial candidate in the UK? That's a bit far fetched, don't you think? I mean I know-as I'm sure everyone does-of the obvious and unique links between our two countries (depending on who you talk to, they are either a blessing or a curse). But come on! I doubt very much that our president/anyone involved in our foreign policy makeing/even members of the American public! would want to force, or pressure in any way, the UK to adopt such campaign tactics!! That is border line imperialism and invasion-just never generally described as such!! I would love it if you could please explain your reasoning on this.And one more thing. Lets say it does happen. Does that mean that it stops at the UK? Would it not most-likely spread to other countries as well? Youtube is an international web cite after all! Sat 03 May 2008 15:59:31 GMT+1 Ed Iglehart http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/05/faking_it_well.html?page=14#comment1 Justin,Thanks for the laugh. This isn't a fake, though, but an indication of an inability to keep one's thoughts and words consistent.An amusing comparison on all three candidates, from my favourite columnist, and frisky business with Hill and Bill.And, what are you doing at 3AM?Enjoy!xxed Sat 03 May 2008 15:32:46 GMT+1 Candace9839 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2008/05/faking_it_well.html?page=0#comment0 Why worry about fakes (which are eventually exposed anyway) when there is so much genuine material to take issue with on a campaign like Clinton's where past does not jive with present? Sat 03 May 2008 15:25:16 GMT+1