You know, sometimes I wish I were making this stuff up.
A crack team of cybernauts will form a rapid response internet “war room” to track and respond aggressively to online rumours that Barack Obama is unpatriotic and a Muslim.
H/t to Tamarama, who has decided to aggressively bait the cybernauts (oh my god I can’t say that without laughing) by posting hilarious and completely false things about Obama.
Now, as funny as this is, it also demonstrates a few key points: 1) There are no real grassroots for the other team, 2) the other team recognizes the power behind new media, and 3) lol cybernauts.
Taking each of those in order, the 1st one is pretty self-explanatory. You see countless, countless instances of anti-gun groups having to literally pay people to be their voice on the internet, which causes them to often falsely assume that we’re all paid shills as well. Now, there are legitimate left-wing bloggers who aren’t paid shills for the Democrats, but at the same time, the fact that Obama is forming and internets task-force of cybernauts (ahahahahahahaha) speaks volumes.
The fact that the Obama campaign recognizes the power of New Media is nothing new to us though – even his pet anti-gun group AHSA rolls around the web trolling pro-gun blogs and calling people names. Actions like this demonstrate that the internet is the voice to compete with, stuff said on the internet almost never goes away and can be incredibly pervasive.
Finally, point number 3. Hahahahahahahahahahaha “cybernauts”.
“Cybernauts” sounds more like a Saturday morning cartoon than anything else.
Every candidate is doing something like this. Should we also conclude McCain has no grassroots?
Has anyone conclusively proven Obama’s whereabouts during the unsolved “Jack the Ripper” murders in Victorian London?
I can haz Cybernautz? Remember Obama’s “57 States” gaffé (gah-fay) thing?
The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has 57 Islamic member states from the Middle East and Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, South and Southeast Asia, and South America…
That’s a different kind of grassroots they go goin’ there.
DirtCrashr: I don’t think there’s anything sinister about the “57 states” gaffe. From context, it’s apparent to me he was thinking 47 states (“we’ve got two states left to visit and we’re not going to Alaska”: 50 – 3 = 47) and just misspoke.
That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t laugh at him for it, though.
I always thought it was just a joke that fell flat.
“I don’t think there’s anything sinister about the “57 states” gaffe. From context, it’s apparent to me he was thinking 47 states (”we’ve got two states left to visit and we’re not going to Alaska”: 50 – 3 = 47) and just misspoke.”
I could have sworn he was planning to invade South-Eastern Canada….
“Has anyone conclusively proven Obama’s whereabouts during the unsolved “Jack the Ripper” murders in Victorian London?”
I could have, but video footage of him working with a cult that may be responsible for the zombie uprising was stolen by the leprechans…
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