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NYT Tilting at YouTube Videos

For today’s non-surprising-but-still-kind-of-funny item, we have a great little paragraph in a New York Times piece saying that the Benghazi riots were the result of that gosh-darned YouTube video. The article focuses on a television drama about the SEAL Team Six raid that took out Osama bin Laden, set to air on November 4. The antepenultimate paragraph reads as follows:

Beyond the political issues, the film may carry the risk of associating Mr. Obama with any backlash in a Muslim world already inflamed by the YouTube trailer for an insulting film portrayal of its prophet. In September riots erupted in Libya, Egypt and elsewhere as Muslim crowds reacted violently to what they perceived as the unforgivable insults of a scratch production, “The Innocence of Muslims,” some of which was posted on YouTube.

All the news that’s fit to print, and then some stuff that everyone else stopped taking seriously weeks ago.


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