"YouTube is a website that allows kids to network with one another and make friends and contact each other," Romney explained. "YouTube looked to see if they had any convicted sex offenders on their web site. They had 29,000." Actually, YouTube is the popular site that allows Internet users to upload and watch a variety of videos. The web site, which is owned by search-engine behemoth Google, also was a co-sponsor of the Democratic presidential debate held on Monday night. The web site MySpace is the one to which Romney actually was referring. MySpace, owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., said this week it had found 29,000 registered sex offenders who had submitted profiles to its site and removed them.The GOP is turning out to be not only scared of the internet but clueless about it. Log on and come on in, boys. The water's fine.
Mitt Romney, who continues to believe that our children are swimming in a cesspool of perversion, now proposes that every computer sold in America should be sold with a filter on it to trap pornography that parents could turn on. How he would make that magic clean-your-mouth-out-with-soap button work is beyond me. Romney continues to be befuddled by the internet. He also confused MySpace and YouTube: