Monday, April 13, 2009

Pirate Music Video

Robert Mackey over at The New York Times' The Lede has posted a music video made by the folks at Wired featuring footage shot by Somali pirates aboard a captured ship. He describes the following as "a sort of weird mash-up of a music video, a hostage tape and a home movie."


It's a shortened version of an almost 11-minute hostage video available on the Wired website.

As Mackey writes,

Presumably videos like this will not do much to bolster the case for more sober news coverage of the pirates made by Amy Davidson, who asked on The New Yorker’s News Desk blog last week: “Can we finally agree that the Somali pirates are neither romantic nor funny?”

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