Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Youtube launches UK Politics channel

Interesting development over at YouTube, there is now a UK Politics channel. Currently it included Respect in the channel but for some reason no wanting is fighting with each other in their video.

Brown has done a launch video for it (although I was contacted about the channel by someone at Google directly with no mention of it being a Labour/Brown initiative) and his video is... errrrm... well it's boring and he's looking.... oh I don't know what he's looking at or where he's looking, it's just odd, especially the bizarre bounce and smile at the beginning.

There are some great comments under the video though. "You Be Wrong" said
To be honest, this really isn't all that suitable as a YouTube launch video. It doesn't 'engage' anyone really. If you are aiming the video towards the younger generation then why use the same style that disuades [sic] youth interest in politics.
Another says "look at me when you are talking to me." (that one made me snigger). But really, the best comment given that Brown is blathering on about YouTube and the Internet like he knows about it has to be the one that says "paperlilies for PM!".

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

scary smile

lettersfromatory said...

Listening to Brown is enough to put even hardcore political geeks off their breakfast, so I can't imagine what it would be like for a young aspiring politician to watch it.

James Schneider said...

Stop smiling you creepy wierdo.

anthonynorth said...

So that's another generation turned off politics.

mancmonkey said...

That smile is disturbing, does David Icke think he is one of them reptilian people?

Anonymous said...

Yet another example of government condescension to ignorant voters. Idiot smile, averted eyes... he looks like the type I'd warn my children to stay away from.

Anonymous said...

Remember GuanoDung's Wiki page? The comments could make this go the same way.

They're already subject to approval. Someone has complained already about them being edited.

'Now their editing comments...come on Labour, stop supressing us!'

Anonymous said...

Which government policies have changed as a result of the Number 10 on line petitions?

Mark said...

"Which government policies have changed as a result of the Number 10 on line petitions?"

Yes I noticed that. Ether he's lying or he's gone whichever way the most vocal side of an argument have pushed him. Not exctly edifying.

Good question for PMQs on a quiet news week.

Not that there looks like being many of those for a while.

Elby the Beserk said...

He always starts his YouTube vids with a huge smile. Most alarming. Worse, he does it regardless of the subject - e.g. a recent one on AIDS, there he was with his grotesque "smile", cheesing it, until someone tells him it's not a funny subject.

Me? I think Tommy Copper is much funnier. And he's dead

Watcher said...

Mind you, credit where it's due, he didn't blink at 0.56 when one of the studio hands hit the deck (listen carefully) having fallen asleep at the sheer tedium of it. Or is there another explanation for the mysterious noise: Sarah slamming the door in a huff? The FTSE crashing through the floor? etc etc

Anonymous said...

I agree with Elby.
Tommy Copper was the tops, especially when he did that routine with his whistle and truncheon.

Clunking Fist said...

Watcher: he didn't hear it, as he just doesn't listen.

'Eddie Willers' said...

Sheesh! What's with the averted 'autocue' eyes? And that strange almost-a-gurn face he pulls in pauses.
The Body Snatchers have invaded!

lumpy said...

I'm Thrilled, and have even posted links to it from my UK Blog.....by the way its not just for politicos but is also there for a bit of humour ......