YouTube star summoned to White House?
Promises radio talk show first interview afterwards
The man who created two phenomenally successful "We The
videos urging Americans to stand up against Congress and
reclaim their republic now – or perhaps lose it forever – reportedly has
been summoned to the White House by President Obama to discuss the subject
matter of the short films.
Bob Basso, who posts videos under the name funbobbasso on
YouTube, has created videos in which he portrays Thomas Paine, author of the
"Common Sense" pamphlet that made the case for independence during the
whose website offers his services as a motivational
speaker, uses the YouTube presentations to condemn
"non-representing representatives" and warns, "Only when they feel the
almighty wrath of 'We The People' marching in the streets from California to
New York shouting 'We're mad as hell and we want our country back' will they
get the message they work for you."
He was scheduled this week to appear on the
"Jerry Doyle Show" when he
told the radio host that Obama had personally invited him
to meet in the White House "to discuss the disturbing nature of the
According to a spokesman for Doyle's show, at the time when Basso
was supposed to be calling in for the show, he was unavailable.
Basso reached the show several hours later, explaining he had been
flooded by media calls and literally was unable to call out.
The result, the spokesman said, was that Basso promised to
provide Doyle with the first exclusive interview after he meets with
Obama, provided the invitation still stands after the meeting was
leaked to the press.
The spokesman said information about the meeting has not been
made public, and show producers are waiting to see what develops. A
WND message left for Basso was not immediately returned.
The Doyle show reaches about 3 million listeners each week,
according to Talkers Magazine, and is the fastest growing show in
Talk Radio Network Enterprises' history with more than
second video, which has been seen more than 1.1 million times,
Basso challenges people to let Congress know their displeasure by
sending tea bags. It is embedded here: