Friday, June 03, 2011

Newsweek Rebuffed: The Grand Rapids LipDub Music Video

I caught an interview on Detroit, Michigan radio station WJR this evening. Rob Bliss was being interviewed about how and why he created the video below. Here is a portion of the YouTube description of the video:

"… The Grand Rapids LipDub Video was filmed May 22nd, with 5,000 people, and involved a major shutdown of downtown Grand Rapids, which was filled with marching bands, parades, weddings, motorcades, bridges on fire, and helicopter take offs. It is the largest and longest LipDub video, to date.


“This video was created as an official response to the Newsweek article calling Grand Rapids a "dying city. "We disagreed strongly, and wanted to create a video that encompasses the passion and energy we all feel is growing exponentially, in this great city. We felt Don McLean's "American Pie," a song about death, was in the end, triumphant and filled to the brim with life and hope." - Rob Bliss, Director & Executive Producer …”

The Grand Rapid folks did an good job putting the ultra liberal, anti-American Newsweek in its place. Newsweek’s leftist ultra bias is one reason that I now subscribe to the conservative Newsmax Magazine instead.
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Interestingly, this video was posted just last week and has already surpassed 2,000,000 views ...

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