Wednesday, January 30, 2013
"I'm Hit" viral video - blatant government manipuation
Fast forward to the present, and the guy is embarrsed of how he acted. He didn't post the video to youtube (it was taken by his helmet cam), and actually tried to get it removed because he thought it made him look like a wuss. Youtube didn't respond, and it ended up going viral. Big time. The military told him not to comment on it at first, but once the national press started asking for interviews, the military changed their mind. That's when I was watching CNN, when the soldier was on being interviewed.
Wow, what good press for the US military. Especially when we're in a war that so many people are against. I felt bad for the guy, he was clearly embarrassed He really didn't look like he wanted to be there. He wasn't getting paid... so why was he on?
The US military made him go on TV to bring good publicity. The guy just wanted the video taken down. This is such a blatant display of our governments manipulative policies. This soldier gave so much to his country, risking everything to support his fellow soldiers, and when he gets back he's forced to be humiliated in front of the entire country. Wow, what a terrible way to treat people. All for a short lived PR stunt.