“We Con the World” is the biting Israeli take on the Turkish flotilla. We posted the YouTube video in “The Flotilla Choir presents” as soon as we heard from Caroline Glick about it. A parody adapted from “We Are the World,” it quickly accumulated over 3,000,000, views. The song goes something like this:
There comes a time
When we need to make a show
For the world, the Web and CNN
There’s no people dying,
so the best that we can do
Is create the greatest bluff of all
We must go on pretending day by day
That in Gaza, there’s crisis, hunger and plague
Coz the billion bucks in aid won’t buy their basic needs
Like some cheese and missiles for the kids
We’ll make the world
We’ll make them all believe that the Hamas
Is Momma Theresa
We are peaceful travelers
With guns and our own knives
The truth will never find its way to your TV…
Or at least it went something like that, until YouTube pulled the video, allegedly because of an alleged copyright infringement claim. I repeat myself intentionally; I find it hard to believe that the copyright owner asserted a copyright infringement claim, or that Youtube pulled the video because of it. Caroline Glick comments here on YouTube’s removal of the video. The Jerusalem Post reports on the saga of the video here, noting that neither YouTube nor Warren Chappel Music Inc. has elaborated on the removal decision, and that representatives did not respond to requests for comment.
As one might expect, the video is still available online. Via Google I dug up the video below posted on Daily Motion.
Ed Morrissey has pitched in and uploaded the video to his Eyeblast account. Caroline Glick has more here. This is not a great moment for YouTube or Warner Chappell Music.
UPDATE: Glenn Reynolds rounds up comments here.