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When CNN and YouTube decided to pair up and merge the mediums of television and internet, neither companies quite expected to get all the baggage that comes with user-submitted, online-oriented content. This time, that baggage came in the form of a hidden online secret image, lovingly labeled "GOATSE," based on the original website "goatse.cx." [...]
The incident in question came during a question about our nation’s healthcare system. The user who submitted the video was speaking innocuously into the camera when the image of "goatse" was flashed for the briefest moment in 1/24th of a second, ranging just above the framerate threshhold with which television broadcasts.
Though the image flashed only briefly, both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were seen wincing at the image. Whether or not it was recognized remains unknown.
As of this time, it is unclear as to how many Americans witnessed the outrage, but there are reports of as many as 200,000 phone calls made to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) reporting the obscenity.
CNN has yet to make an official statement regarding the matter, but a top spokesman was reportedly overheard denouncing the incident as "despicable."
Hahahahha! Oh, poor little slime-bag power mongers! We'll send thousands of our soldiers to get blown to bleeding chunks in the burning desert for no reason, and stand by and intentionally do nothing while Dubya destroys the constitution... but 1/24th of a second worth of goatse? That's just too much!! Yeah, I've got your "despicable" right here, you cowardly, corrupt fuckers...
ALL U NATIONS
COME AND LISTEN
THE TRUTH IS A MESS AND
THE POLITICS ARE PISSIN'
WE NEED A REVOLUTION
TO RIP THE SYSTEM
THOUSANDS ARE HOMELESS
AND THE REST ARE MISSIN'
BURY THE FUTURE
HERE WE GO
YELL FOR MORE
-KMFDM: More & Faster
(I know I said I probably wouldn't be doing more political posts. So we'll just call this the sharing of a hilarious prank, alright?)