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Saddam Online

Posted in Uncategorized by Adam Westbrook on December 31, 2006

They say if 2006 was anything, it was the year of the video download.

We all discovered Youtube, dozens of internet phenomena were born and died there, from the Lazy Sunday Chronicles of Narnia, to their british counterpart; from the coke and mentos thingy, right up to the sale of Youtube itself for over a billion dollars.

But on the last day of 2006, its tagline as “The Year of the Video Download” has been enshrined in the goriest of ways…the full, unedited version of Saddam Hussein’s hanging’s now available for you to watch at your leisure.

Media democracy in action or just some fodder for the sickos? I don’t think we’ll ever decide. 

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  1. pedro viral said, on January 3, 2007 at 7:21 pm

    peas from irak

  2. pedro viral said, on January 3, 2007 at 7:22 pm

    peace in irak

  3. coya said, on January 4, 2007 at 9:45 pm

    2006 was about “video download” and pretty much ended with voyeurism…

    I don’t know what we [future journalists… hopefully] should think of that video, and the ones that will follow.

    Victoria (another one from the university of Westminster!)

    Ps: very nice blog =)


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