I thought something fishy was up when I got an e-mail from the right-wing e-mail marketing scheme called “Human Events.” The title of the e-mail: Confidential Video Briefing From Sen. Jim DeMint and Steve Forbes. Oooh! Is this quiet, hush-hush information that is being leaked on the sly to li’l ol’ me? Why, I feel so important! So central! So included! So valued and valuable! Why, I feel my fingers inching toward my wallet… right now!
A click on the included link — an unencrypted link — takes me to this web page of the National Right to Work Foundation:
Yes, the title of this website also indicates an “Urgent and Confidential Video Briefing.” But golly gee, do you notice that li’l “embed” icon in the upper-right hand corner of the video? I checked; the embed option works.
Does that mean that Senator Jim DeMint is involved in an effort to leak confidential video material? Or is this a just another marketing scam? Quick! Let’s call the Barack Obama birth certificate conspiracy investigators and get them on the case!