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Don’t Cross Eric Schmidt and then Be A YouTube Advertiser

August 14, 2013

MTP readers will remember the day in 2011 that Eric Schmidt testified in front of the U.S. Senate’s Antitrust Subcommittee, and in particular the dramatic exchange between Senator John Cornyn and Schmidt regarding Google’s (and apparently Schmidt’s own) participation in selling drugs online in violation of the Controlled Substances Act.  The line of questioning was particularly notable because it ended with Schmidt refusing to answer questions on the advice of counsel.

You know–taking the 5th.  A fact that was not reported anywhere except CSPAN.  Needless to say, that was some of the toughest questioning that Schmidt got all day (if you think being caught in a lie under oath is “tough”).

I searched YouTube for a clip of that testimony and didn’t find it.  What I found was this:

Cornyn Schmidt Search

No video but an ad for the political campaign to defund obamacare apparently mounted by Senators Cornyn, Cruz, Paul and Rubio.

Whatever you think about this campaign politically, it gave me some pause that of all the videos available on YouTube that have been literally ripped from the headlines, there was no clip of Schmidt but YouTube monetized the search results anyway–take note of that music industry negotiators.  You don’t have to be there for your stuff to be sold.

And speaking of selling your stuff….Where else do Senator Cornyn’s ads show up?

Cornyn Stripper3

Cornyn Stripper

Cornyn Stripper2

I’d put links to these videos, but I have no idea how old these girls are in these dorm room strip videos.  (Although Google, must right? That’s called 18 USC 2257.)

cornyn girl kiss

So the moral of the story is that if you cross Eric Schmidt, don’t bother buying advertising on YouTube because your ads will appear in the strangest places.

At least it wasn’t jihadi war porn, drug ads or “how to” videos on a host of illegal stuff.

Cornyn Stripper4

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