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VIDEO: Kony 2012 Debunking Shows How Far Alternative Media Has Come

The Daily Bell
March 15, 2012

Why the Kony Video Could be a Hoax (But It’s Not) … The astounding success of Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 video has all the earmarks of a huge hoax, most likely perpetrated by Banksy, the artist who produced Exit Through the Gift Shop. That, at least, was Rob Frankel’s response to me, via email, when I asked about this particular video that is making internet history. Kony 2012, of course, is not a hoax, although Frankel makes his “what if” case well (among his arguments the viral velocity is too fast to be real and, in the how-weird-is-that category, Joseph Kony is an anagram for Phony Jokes.) – Erika Morphy, Forbes

Dominant Social Theme: This guy, Kony, the one who eats the hearts of children – get ‘im! And when he’s gotten, send in NATO to make sure these abuses do not continue.

Free-Market Analysis: Gee, it’s getting harder and harder to be the Internet’s leading analyst of elite dominant social themes. Take Kony 2012. (Please, TAKE it!)

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