BLACK EYE NEWS
March 18, 2012
Jason Russell: naked, masturbating in public.
“36 million views in 2 days. That’s not grassroots viral marketing, that’s CIA paid-for-ranking placement.” No Ledge, March 8, 2012.
The instant, worldwide fame 33-year-old Jason Russell has attained in the past two weeks is nothing short of spectacular. His company, Invisible Children, Inc., has produced several other films over the years, but nothing comes close to the success of the non-profit’s “Kony 2012” video, which has been viewed more than 80 million times in two weeks. The average American who knows very little about the Continent Europeans began calling “Africa” (which literally means “not cold”) thousands of years ago, ate up the well-produced video about Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony. But to those who know the history and current affairs of Africa, particularly Uganda, were instantly skeptical of the film’s intent. And now it all seems to be rearing its ugly head even to those with little knowledge of Uganda, Kony or Invisible Children.