Jonathan Keebler

Goatse on CNN

UPDATE: Heads up; this might be a total hoax. I’m still looking for a major media outlet reporting this ;) Here’s the YouTube video they were playing at the time.

Why You Should see goatse

(NNC) – When CNN and YouTube decided to pair up and merge the mediums of television and internet, neither companies quite expected to get all the baggage that comes with user-submitted, online-oriented content. This time, that baggage came in the form of a hidden online secret image, lovingly labeled “GOATSE,” based on the original website “goatse.cx.”

“GOATSE” refers to an image that began circulating the internet and infiltrating innocent users’ internet explorer windows as early as January 2000. But what makes this image so unique is its inherently offensive nature – portraying a man distending his anal lining with his two hands while providing a very clear image of his erect penis.

And despite an extensive screening and thorough analyzation of the videos submitted on behalf of YouTube and CNN alike, the image still made it under the radar and into tonight’s debate.

The incident in question came during a question about our nation’s healthcare system. The user who submitted the video was speaking innocuously into the camera when the image of “goatse” was flashed for the briefest moment in 1/24th of a second, ranging just above the framerate treshhold with which television broadcasts.

Goatse in top-right corner…

Though the image flashed only briefly, both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were seen wincing at the image. Whether or not it was recognized remains unknown.

As of this time, it is unclear as to how many Americans witnessed the outrage, but there are reports of as many as 200,000 phone calls made to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) reporting the obscenity.

CNN has yet to make an official statement regarding the matter, but a top spokesman was reportedly overheard denouncing the incident as “despicable.”

Why You Should see goatse


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21 Responses to “Goatse on CNN”

  1. bart says:

    DAAAHAHAHAAA!! Take that CNN!!

  2. shug says:

    long live Goatse!

  3. andrew says:

    Why do people insist on calling it “goatse”? Is it not OBVIOUS to the world that the Christmas Islands (.CX) TLD was chosen because it sounds like “GOAT SEX”? What POSSIBLE sense does “GOAT SEE” make? The site was run by a guy in New York, for Christ’s sake. Idiots.

  4. Mikey says:

    How about a slow motion video of the event as it occurred?
    (I’m a little skeptical at this point.)

  5. whodini says:

    andrew: yes, we know that the original domain was pronounced goat-sex. your complaint is an old and tired one. goat-see wasn’t chosen to make sense, it was chosen because it sounds funny.

  6. HOAX says:

    HOAX HOAX HOAX HOAX HOAX!

    Screen shot shows the alleged video came from Jason Koop:
    http://youtube.com/user/jasonkoop

    (1) His question is NOT about health care, and
    (2) Watch carefully — there’s no goatse

    HOAX HOAX HOAX HOAX HOAX!

  7. AdConsultant says:

    not an accident, it’s an intentional subliminal insertion. ask the party who submitted the video

  8. Nick says:

    I call shennanigans… Look for the Jason Koop on the debate page of YouTube.

    http://www.youtube.com/debates – all of the questions.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/jasonkoop – Jason’s question

    1) He is not talking about healthcare.
    2) Watch his clip – no Goatse

  9. Nice Lie says:

    Good show. Nice fake article. Congratulations on your recent page hits.

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  12. DanielG says:

    “andrew Says:
    July 24th, 2007 at 11:23 am

    Why do people insist on calling it “goatse”? Is it not OBVIOUS to the world that the Christmas Islands (.CX) TLD was chosen because it sounds like “GOAT SEX”?

    GOATSE mean Guy Opens Anus To Show Everyone.
    That makes more sense than Goat Sex.

  13. Buğra says:

    Hehe, weird. :)

  14. Geoff says:

    Came across an interesting article by Jason Lee Miller. Hoax or no hoax, it’s still a funny read…

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