[UPDATE: Jason Russell Detained For Public Masturbation] KONY 2012: A Kenyan OC Weekly Intern Calls B.S. on the Film

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UPDATE, March 16, 5:15 pm.: It's being widely reported that Jason Rusell, co-founder of Invisible Childen and narrator of KONY 2012, was arrested yesterday morning in San Diego for masturbating in public.

[Editor's Note: No, we're not making this up. Yes, this is the weirdest update to a film review you will ever read.]

Police responded to reports of a screaming, half-naked man who seemed to be either vandalizing or trying to break into vehicles. It was Russell. Rather than arrest him, the cops arranged for him to receive medical care, based on his behavior. NBC San Diego was first with the news. Here's where you can read their story and see an official statement on the incident from Invisible Children. Or you can go to TMZ and watch a video of a man the website claims is Russell acting loco

ORIGINAL POST, March 9, 10:36 am: In case you haven't noticed, the internets are all abuzz over KONY 2012, a documentary by the San Diego-based non-profit Invisible Children that aims to prove the somewhat questionable point that social media can make an already reviled Ugandan war criminal even more reviled, thanks to the miracle of Twitter. As the LA Times pointed out yesterday, the film's big innovation is to target 20 A-list celebrities who you can poke to action on the film's website above. Courtesy of the Times, btw, here's noted scholar Kim Kardashian's response to the film: "Wow just watched! What a powerful film! Stop Kony!!!"

Joseph Kony is a bad guy, that's for sure. But according to Peter Ngugi, OC Weekly's very own intern from Uganda-neighboring Kenya (who doesn't have his own blog account so I'm posting it for him) that's about all you can say in defense of KONY 2012 the movie.

Read Peter's review after the jump...


KONY 2012.

For those living away from the fangs of social media, this a documentary made by the non-profit organization Invisible Children out of San Diego. The film is narrated by Jason Russell, a co-founder of said outfit who is balls-out to make Mr. Kony, the infamous leader of the Uganda-based Lord's Rebel Army, or L.R.A., which made a name for itself praising Jesus while chopping families to pieces and recruiting child soldiers, into a household name.

"99 percent of the world does not know who he is nor has a clue as to what he has done nor accomplished," Russell says. Starting from this statement of ignorance, Russell then explains Kony to his young son, Gavin. In doing so, he simplifies the atrocities that Kony has committed in such a child-like way that anyone who has a real understanding of the L.R.A. will want to poke their brain out with an ice pick and flush it down the toilet.

Indeed, in this toddler-friendly film, neither the L.R.A. nor its 26-year evolution in the context of Uganda's endemic ethnic strife is explained. Russell does not explain how we got to the point where we are today, with Kony and what's left of his ragtag rebel army on the run, chased by Ugandan soldiers, United Nations troops, and--that's right, John Wayne--even 100 U.S. Green Berets.

Russell fails to tell viewers the most obvious and important fact: the L.R.A. was a product of a long-running internal fight between the Acholi people of Northern Uganda and the Southerners led by a kleptomaniac dictator named Yoweri Museveni, the fifth longest standing dictator in modern times, who has been in power since 1986. (Maybe he'll get his own movie and Twitter campaign someday).

Instead, viewers are treated to Russell congratulating himself after the U.S. Congress passed a law deeming Kony a terrorist after eight years of trying. Not surprisingly, he chooses not to go back and examine the failures by the same body that had ignored the issue for the last 26 years, during which time the U.S. supported Museveni and his corrupt forces while they continually wrecked havoc around Central Africa, giving rise to the likes of Kony in the first place.

What's left? Just an endless parade of celebrities: Mark Zuckerberg, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Rick Warren, Jay-Z, Rihanna, and George Clooney, who at least has an understanding of Darfur if not Uganda, to Bono and finally--wait for it--Justin Bieber. That's right--worry not, invisible children of Africa--Justin Bieber hears your plea for help and has the tweets to prove it.

While any effort to draw attention to the terrible atrocities wreaked by Kony and his cohorts, KONY 2012 only succeeds in presenting the story in the most ignorant and meaningless possible way, reducing it to nothing but a string of vapid celebrity soundbites. If Russell was truly interested in educating the public or helping to find a solution to the mess, a good way to start would have been to make a film that actually attempted to tell this tragic story.

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949girl
949girl

Ok this guy has lost it! I watched the video on TMZ.   lol

Bigbang_200088
Bigbang_200088

I pray that Jason Russell get well. May he and the invisible children be protected against  all harm and evil. May their wonderful intentions for the poor victims in Uganda be heard and become successful. I pray that Joseph Kony be enlightened; may he repent and go back to Jesus. All for God's greater glory!!! In Jesus name!!!! 

Bigbang_200088
Bigbang_200088

I pray that Jason Russell get well. May he and the invisible children be protected against  all harm and evil. May their wonderful intentions for the poor victims in Uganda be heard and become successful. I pray that Joseph Kony be enlightened; may he repent and go back to Jesus. All for God's greater glory!!! In Jesus name!!!! 

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Surrounded
Surrounded

You should hear it from a Ugandan journalist, rather than Amanpour, http://rosebellkagumire.com/20... .

Peter, Kony declared war on his own people, not the Baganda, Basoga or Banyankole, for the most part, the Acholi and Lango were the ones who suffered horribly from the LRA's brutality.

OCSD 986
OCSD 986

If he was in orange county, the OC sheriff department would have shot him on the spot.

Pumpuy2010
Pumpuy2010

On its website, Invisible Children said it spent 80.46% on programs in 2011; 16.24% on administration and management costs; and 3.22% on direct fundraising.So which fund paid for the drugs?

JoeK
JoeK

I agree the film is complete bull. Infact, if you are like me and don't agree, I'd like to come to your home, and discuss this, ho about I come in the middle of the night, kidnap your children, murder your pets, take your belongings that are worth anything, cut up your face, and steal you car so I can sell it to fund my personal gain,..ok? Just repost your address,...I'll see you sometime soon, maybe tonight, maybe tomorrow, maybe next week,....can't tell you when, I want it to be a nice surprise when I get there!

Smorgan
Smorgan

Thank you for an insider's perspective on the Kony2012 social media campaign, Peter.  I actually met some of their road team over the weekend and was very disturbed to see our youth lining up to wear the t-shirts but not standing up to ask more questions?  The conversation has transferred to mainstream media, however, and blogs like yours are raising those important questions. 

Sandra Morgan

DixonMarcusChad
DixonMarcusChad

 classmate's aunt made $13816 the prior week. she has been making cash on the internet and moved in a $388200 house. All she did was get fortunate and use the directions reported on this website makecash16.c0m

949girl
949girl

ok I kind of get what the intern is saying now.  But I don't think a serious documentary would appeal to so many people.   I don't really see any negatives to this campaign.  I didn't see a religious or political agenda being pushed in the video or in previous Invisible Children spots (like on Oprah), like some have suggested.    Nothing is perfect and I'm sure there are flaws with the documentary but I think what they are doing is great, a lot of smart, young people have devoted a lot of time to this project and are trying to make a difference. 

Elena Shideler
Elena Shideler

First of all, the author of this article went out of his way to put down the film "Kony 2012", but has he done anything about those children himself?  How about  moving your plume to help (or correct the wrong done by this film in your mind) and help with the distribution of ideas to stop the massacre.  When someone has a high ideal of some sort right away comes the critics showing what they think what is wrong with the picture.  But, are the critics doing something about it? Yes, a little child can understand what he is explaining, but do you?  Yes, he is using big Hollywood names, but he got your attention, didn't he?  Obama sent 100 Green Berets?  Do you call that help?  There are probably more bullies in any neighborhood in America who would dare go to Africa and take on this crusade than 100 Green Berets. You point out what Russell fails to tell the audience, why don't you write a more worth while article to help him distribute the story instead of glorifying yourself so cockily that will not benefit anyone?

Paul Duncan
Paul Duncan

This epitomizes what the documentary genre has become. Film makers often tend to concentrate on the stories that make an emotional connection, while sacrificing much of the substance surrounding the subject matter. These documentaries are made to maximize viewership, getting people behind a cause, and less about disseminating knowledge.  The Invisible Children documentary brand has done an amazing job at making a film brand that creates powerful emotional connections. Nobody wants to see women and children being, murdered, kidnapped, and brainwashed; along with innocent women and men dying. The gut reaction is that someone needs to step in and do something.  I think what Peter is saying is that if you are going to do a documentary on the LRA and the atrocities they have committed it is highly important, you could even say crucial, to understand the history behind the LRA / Kony and how they came to be. It doesn’t go into detail in explaining how it arose as a radical movement in what could be considered a civil war/ genocide. This continues to go on as Yoweri Museveni the long running dictator of Uganda has stayed under power with the support and backing of the United States.  Little attention is paid in these films to Yoweri and how awful of a person that he is. The International Court of Justice in 2005, found Uganda was found liable for acts against the Congo (in which Uganda had occupied the Congo leading to the loss of an estimated 6 million people, I believe some of those may have been children). The court had awarded the Congo $10 billion dollars which none of has been paid. When they tried to take him to the Hague in 2006 he went to the U.N. for support in blocking investigations that he had committed war crimes against the Congo.  So, yes Kony is a terrible person that needs to be brought to justice. However this documentary avoids looking at the history which shows that there has been some US involvement in which they have supported a dictator who has been accused of atrocious war crimes, would not be the first time. There are many more deep issues than the LRA and Kony. Uganda and the Congo are not going to become safe places for children and their citizens just because Kony is caught.

Sully4realestate
Sully4realestate

It's amazing to me that anyone could find fault with this effort that hits right where the help is and can be generated from, using the means of world wide technology and good old fashioned effort!

Economic Warfare Ins
Economic Warfare Ins

New Kenyan Rider you must feel proud in America. Feel your oats write do not be afraid you are not in fascist land no more. Write your heart out feel it like this. La la la la Gringo Gustavo, laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Gustavo see its fun. get a blog cite start writing what you know and love and believe you write it well read it. 

Economic Warfare Ins
Economic Warfare Ins

thats ok Gustavo you can stay. We will protect you my little gringo wannabe Mexican. 

Economic Warfare Ins
Economic Warfare Ins

sha sha la la Gustavo's a gringo sha sha la la all gringo's go home. sha la la

Economic Warfare Ins
Economic Warfare Ins

A really good article the OC weekly should start up is a trade article. This might help it go international in viewers and broaden the internet marketing capabilities. For example, this Kenyan man could write about trade with Africa. Which as per world trade articles is horrible. Nobody trades with them. Along with that maybe an economic expansion type article. Where some writes about jobs and employment and exports and economy. Not the stupids who destroyed the Illumaniti's secret funds that where being used to fight racist genocide in the world but a pro American trade article. That would be good, African needs concentration of economy. 

Economic Warfare Ins
Economic Warfare Ins

why does he not have his own blog account. Mr. Mexican pride man Gustavo does. Obviously this man is from a part of the world that is seriously in need of a good writer to help folks write about it. Nobody knows about Africa because it is not written about. Along with that it is one of the worlds least traded with places and is a niche for exporting US jobs and economy along with growing Africa. 

mitch young
mitch young

In a better world nobody in the US would give a shit.

Damien Hodge
Damien Hodge

While an atrocity is an atrocity no matter where on the planet, still no one asks the right questions: why now? Why does the U.S. want to get involved NOW? Anyone who pays attention to global politics would know, the U.S. doesn't get involved in anything unless they have something to gain. George Bush started his push for Africa back in '07...and NOW we decide to go in? http://www.guardian.co.uk/worl... Just think: multi-national corporations jockeying for position on all the "no-bid" contracts that will come from this. It all amounts to "same shit, different location"!

1000Steps
1000Steps

Let's see, support young people in actually caring about an issue that people agree is fighting a bad guy who kidnaps and uses children for his army or support the jaded people and interns that want to not have this happen? Nobody is asking for your money, just your awareness. I commend what they're doing, hell knows it's more than I did when I was 22 years old.

949girl
949girl

Props to Invisible Children for doing this.  I don't care what the intern thinks.  When it comes to spotlighting someone awful, like Kony, they got their point across.  Because I had never heard of him.  I think that was the point.  Anyway, whether it was toddler friendly I also don't care, you can't please everyone. 

"If Russell was truly interested in educating the public or helping to find a solution to the mess, a good way to start would have been to make a film that actually attempted to tell this tragic story."  ok, if someone is interested in learning more about Kony, they will do the research or look for more info on him, which is what I usually do.  I just don't see the point of criticizing Russell.  I'm sure this isn't the last we'll hear about this so maybe he will next tell the "tragic story".  But for now, good job Invisible Children!

Showstopper1609
Showstopper1609

He may not explain from day 1, but at least he is fighting to save children. I don't think he was congratulating himself...I think he was just trying to get people inspired! Nothing has been done until now and that is Horrible!!! But it takes a spark to get a fire started and this man was ignited when he found all of this out! I don't see how he is hurting anyone...

gabriel san roman
gabriel san roman

The filmmaker is a Christian fundamentalist and that intentionally doesn't come across in the video. 

Cjb
Cjb

the film opens the door ! at least give it that credit, most people will educate themselves on this guy and his LRA, also you bring out good points for people to explore. I wonder if someone else could have producedd a better story to get the ATTENTION OF THE WORLD.Nothing is perfect.

Amber Alls
Amber Alls

Thankfully we have free speech in this country... and some of us have the brains to challenge what we see

Natasha
Natasha

I agree with the writer about the simplicity of this film and would have liked to have seen more about the history, etc. On the other hand, I think the bigger picture is what is great about this "movement". Beyond just KONY, if this brings about change in popular thought and ideology that there is evil in this world, there are international dictators, warlords and leaders that need to be captured, tried and punished for their crimes then a greater good is done that just this one film. Popular culture has been telling us that we should stay out of other countries business, that we should take care of the home front first....if ideas like this change in the minds and culture of our youth then this film succeeded. 

909Jeff
909Jeff

Lets see... Whom to believe... An intern at the OC weekly from Kenya (note Kenya is not Uganda or the DRC where Kony is allegedly now) or Christiane Amanpour... 

Sorry I'll go with Amanpour. 

http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=... 

when I speak to the politics of Mexico I get called a Know-nothing...

Streets
Streets

Kony or the kids?....................or is it Gus your speaking of?

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Make sense, and put all your rambles in one comment or we'll boot your ass. Again.

Pumpuy2010
Pumpuy2010

This is the current problem with the organization and raising money. 

"We're an unorthodox organization," Russell told CNN. "We work outside of the traditional box of what you think about charity and nonprofit."He said a third of fund-raising dollars were spent on the film, another third on film-related advocacy and the rest on a mission to end the war and rehabilitate war-affected children."So that's our model," he said. "That's who we are. We're not World Vision. We are not these other organizations that do amazing work on the ground. If you want to fund a cow or you want to help someone in a village in that component, you can do that. That's a third of what we do."On its website, Invisible Children said it spent 80.46% on programs in 2011; 16.24% on administration and management costs; and 3.22% on direct fundraising.Invisible Children spokeswoman Noelle Jouglet said any money generated from the film will go to Invisible Children, which builds schools in Uganda. Money will also go to support a high-frequency radio station that Invisible Children operates, which broadcasts anti-LRA messages to fighters urging them to defect. CNN is unable to immediately verify this information or any of Invisible Children's activities in African nations.http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/09/world/a... It is great when an organization raises money for a great cause but other news reports stated that less than a 3rd actually gets to the cause. I  am hoping it is not true. Lots of people will give at the simple request of a celeb, I hope the money actually goes to the people and not another documentary. 

949girl
949girl

 Well said, I don't see the point of criticizing someone who is trying to help children. 

1000steps
1000steps

So the left thinks he's a Christian fundamentalist and the right thinks he's using this to allow Obama to use the military in Africa.  Since it pisses them both off, I say Win/Win

RobE
RobE

Yours is an ad hominem argument and therefore invalid. Any person is capable of researching the topic and providing correct information about it. If you had problems with the content of the article then spell them out. But don't just try to skate on the effort that would take with mere name calling.

common SENSE
common SENSE

 you would go with a talking head, instead of a real 'unpaid' person

909Jeff
909Jeff

Keep in mind that is their finances... Now. 

When this thing actually blows up and money starts pouring in those percentages should start to move. 

gabriel san roman
gabriel san roman

If folks were so inclined to purchase 'action kits' they probably didn't know how Invisible Children, which has been self-described as more of a business, breaks down its finances. Russell had this to say on CNN's Piers Morgan's show last night:

"We spend about a third of the fund-raising dollars on the movie, to make it amazing," he said. "And then we spend a third on the movement." The movement includes promotional vehicles, posters, and spreading the word of the situation. The third "M" is the mission, "which is to end the war, to stop Kony and rehabilitate the war effected children through education, reintegration and building jobs in the community."

Yup, only a third on the "Mission" which looking at Russell's appearances at Liberty University and the 700 Club is a whole lot more explicit than the video lets on.

Meanwhile, Kissinger, Bush, Cheney, et al.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Oh really since we are throwing out fallacies how about "Argument from Authority"? 

Please point out where I attacked the person and not the argument... My last post I was merely calling nick out for his condescending tone! 

909Jeff
909Jeff

Talking head? 

I'm no fan of the Ladies politics but as I'm sure anyone over there at the weekly can attest to, Amanpour is a legit journalist. 

She has 2 Peabody Awards 2 Polk Awards and 1 Murrow... 

No disrespect to Peter i'm sure he could offer more than you or I.. But when it comes to this matter I will defer to the "Professional" 

909Jeff
909Jeff

Something else you wont ever hear the libs give GWB credit for... He gave more aid to Africa than any other president and he's still called a racist. 

I guess he didn't clear that giant donation with the "Liberal Dogma" you wrote about huh? 

1000steps
1000steps

"Meanwhile, Kissinger, Bush, Cheney, et al."Way to pull at the low hanging fruit's sympathy here. Maybe they should work their way into being an editor of a weekly publication and use the advertising money of said publication to further represent their cause/documentary or BOOK that they choose to promote?  Or would that not be above the board?

909Jeff
909Jeff

Does producing materials and disseminating them to the mainstream not help the mission?  They obviously have a sucessfull business model since its gotten this huge in less than one week.  

Is someone going to buy your product if you dont advertise? Ask all of the local washy wash joints who pony up cash every month to keep you employed... You all are acting as if they are enriching themselves... How dare they have a marketing campaign.  Are you going to start talking shit about United Way too? UNICEF? they advertise?

1000steps
1000steps

I could give a shit if they're Christian, Muslim, or Atheist.  And they're definitely fuckin' hipsters. So, yep.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Admittedly I thought they were... If I'm being honest... 

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Dumb deserves dumb. This thought, on the other hand, is more nuanced. Your thinking about the end justifying the means reminds me of what Michael Kerr was trying to pull off with his Snowball project, until we caught his charlatan ass. I doubt these guys are the same, but I actually don't care about their Christian background; if they were progressive hipster douchebags, I'd say the same—would you?

909Jeff
909Jeff

"has "Liberal Guilt" been taken over by "Must Be Approved by the Liberal Dogma"?"Best statement of the day! 

Yeah you never hear anyone in the liberal media criticizing Angelina Jolie, George Clooney or Bono for all of their Cause de' Celebre.... 

You nailed it on the head! 

1000steps
1000steps

With such a simplistic response. If they raise $10 million and spend a majority on publication of their cause initially (which has obviously worked) and give $3-4 million to their cause only to be able to give a higher percentage later, how is that a bad thing?  Jesus Christ, has "Liberal Guilt" been taken over by "Must Be Approved by the Liberal Dogma"?

Theweeklystash
Theweeklystash

Oh, yeah and just so you know, it seems quite a coincidence that humanitarian aid was the call for going into Libya and 40,000 ended up dead, and there are a hell of alot of rare metals and plenty of oil in the region that Kony is from, but that wouldn't be reported on by Amanpour, she hasn't said anything about that right? Oh, but the "legit" journalist that she is must certainly be aware of it. Or about the resolution just put forward in congress that would allow the USA to go in guns blazing to any contry that needs "humanitarian" help. Who determins that a country would need help? See, it is the on the ground citizen reporters that gathered that info, those are the ones that are really saving the integrity and liberty of the press, if you care to know, I am a proud NON- PROFESSIONAL, real journalist and I don't make much money at it, I do it because as crazy as it sounds "I investigate to find the truth" weather I agree with it or not. Oh yeah shameless plug, the weekly stash...peace to you 

TheWeeklyStash
TheWeeklyStash

Yeah, they just gave an award (corrections officer of the year) to a corrections officer whom on the previous day beat a hand cuffed man, while on camera, and spit on him after he was done assaulting him. I say this to illustrate that just because someone wins a popularity contest, which is all awards like the Peabody are, does not mean that they are any better at their field, it just means that they are better connected to those people that are involved in the process. As far as professionalism, have you been paying attention to mainstream media? 6 companies own everything you read, watch and hear from 90% of the media in this country (U.S.)! I'm sure that miss Amanpour is very good at her job, but for you to say that she is a better source of information than this person who does this for NO MONEY, simply because she is "better known" is very sad. It is that attitude that lets people like you to be fooled by the "talking heads" whom are spitting "copy" because thats what they are paid to do!! It is really going to be difficult for people like you to get through the next ten years. When you will be very confused because what you see on your precious T.V. will not be what you see in the "real" world.  

909Jeff
909Jeff

You're absolutely right which is why I didn't quote a Shepard Smith or Anderson Cooper... 

Amanpour has been CNN's Chief international correspondent since I was in the gulf (90's) she has extensively reported on the struggles in Africa.  Including the atrocities carried out by Kony. 

The guys who made this film have taken some heat over the allocation of their funds.  They have gone on Piers Morgan and other media outlets to dispel rumors of impropriety and released their financials. 

 I think the misunderstanding is that a third of their donations (currently) go into the ground.  A third went into the movie, and with as many views as it has had, I would say the ROI on that is phenomenal.  

The other third goes into their print campaign.  All of which is vital to the survival of the cause. 

When it is reported that only a third goes to the kids in Africa people automatically rush to believe that the other two thirds goes into their pockets which I believe they have demonstrated is not the case. 

RobE
RobE

First, journalists tend to be generalists and often rely on favored "experts" or even just people who have a good line of bs (look at how 60 Minutes got taken in  by Barry Min kow, for example) for their opinions about something. Having worked pretty extensively with the media myself, I know first hand how it often way oversimplifies things and gets things just flat wrong.

There is no doubt that Kony is a bad guy and the sooner a bullet finds him the better. But that doesn't mean that there aren't people out there who turn issues into hustles either to enrich themselves or to make themselves look good to the public.

Nschou
Nschou

Ya-ba-da-baa-doooo!

909Jeff
909Jeff

Look at your tone... 

I dont know why you feel the need to be a complete Dick... Do you allow any level of dissent over there or is it all weekly kool aid all the time? 

It was written somewhere, and perhaps forgive me if it wasn't above, as I didn't mention it until my third post, but its common knowledge that these guys are from a Christian based organization.  Even Gabriel mentions it below. 

You can be as much of a condescending prick as you want the bottom line is you pretty much rushed to print a story that is not on the right side of the argument and now the weekly staff has to come out to defend you. 

Peace homie its the weekend and I'm slidin down the dinosaurs tail... 

1000steps
1000steps

The sound bites of celebrities are maybe 2% of the film unless you consider congressmen as celebrities. Is it simplified, absolutely. Is it relevant, absolutely.

Nschou
Nschou

Let me make this simpler for you. Peter says the film is grossly simplified and full of vapid celebrity sound bites. Peter says that's pretty lame. Amanpour says you should watch the film anyway. Peter says nothing about faith based organizations. Neither does Amanpour. The end. 

909Jeff
909Jeff

I'm not gonna go tit for tat with you on the organization I know very little about them. I watched the video... I didn't sign up for their "Action kit" or sign their pledge. What I did think was... Wow that's a unique way to bring attention to an issue that needs it.  And then overnight there seems some people want to criticize them for it.  They cant be everything to everyone.  And when I cited a prominent source who says this is a good thing... I get yours and nicks shit... I'm sorry I think a Peabody award winning journalist has slightly more insight than Peter the Intern. 

Here are the people behind this answering those questions on CNN.. And notice I'm not feeding you Fox news clips... This is from the Clinton News Network! 

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/vid... 

And the next positive article Dulany writes about organized religion will be the first... And I think you may be confusing constantly talking shit about pedo-priests and Brownie (rightfully so) with sticking up for Church workers...

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Nice of you to stick up for an organization that spends more than half of its money on glorifying itself...also, "loathes" faith-based organizations? Then what's our longtime support of the Catholic Worker called?

909Jeff
909Jeff

Hey I can see that your sticking up for your boy and i'm cool with that, but he says things like...

"KONY 2012 only succeeds in presenting the story in the most ignorant and meaningless possible way, reducing it to nothing but a string of vapid celebrity soundbites."  

And then I provide you with a video of a highly awarded journalist saying that its good to get this out and the more people who are aware the better. And that this is good in the sense that it sensitizes people... 

Like I said, I live in America... That hardly makes me an authority on Mexico and Canada... I wont say Peter the Kenyan isn't an expert on Uganda but I know factually that the Journalist I presented to you is.  

But you tell me I dont make sense?  

I know the weekly loathes and detests anything even remotely related to a faith based organization, but your and Peters criticism is a little out of line. 

Also I'm not defending the video, as you put it, in as much as I am saying there is more then a little credibility there.

Nschou
Nschou

What is it that Peter is saying that is discounted by Amanpour, the "legit journalist"? You can defend the documentary all you like, but your comment makes no sense.

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